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Title : Pitman and the quack
Format : song
Composer : unknown ; Author : Marcke, J.L. ; Author : Ross, C.H.
Production details : publisher : J.W. ChaterClayton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Date : 1873
Collection name : Keelmin's comic annewal, for 1873, gi'es ye the best bits o' wit an' wisdim, be the clivvorest cheps aboot Tyneside; awl my'ed oot o' thor awn heeds and 'lustrayted wi' lots iv' curius an' clivvor comic cuts
Song about a pitman who's wife is ill. The 'quack' doctor advises treatment but the pitman misunderstands his instructions and his wife dies.
This collection comprises a selection of songs taken from the Keelmin's comic annewal, a collection of local facts, tales, songs and other ephemera. The book was published by local printer J.W. Chater and forms part of a series of similar annuals and almanacs published by the same printer. A large majority of the songs were written especially for the publication, many as competition pieces which were judged by Chater. The various annuals contain contributions from many well known local composers such as Joe Wilson and would have been popular in their day. The books are now held at Beamish Museum.
Collection description : Local almanac including selections of local songs.
Subject heading : poverty, health and welfare
Keywords : death & illness
Period : 1861-1900
Height : 23 cm
Width : 18 cm
Held by : Beamish Museum
Copyright : Item reproduced by kind permission of Beamish Museum
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