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Title : Mick, what myed ye gan away?

Format : song

Composer : Usher, R.

Production details : publisher : unknown

Date : unknown

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Collection name : Songs and letters collected by T. and G. Allan.

 

Song possibly about a pitmen moving from Gateshead Fell, to an improved position at Boldon Colliery. His friends lament.

The songs forms part of a collection held by Newcastle City Library. The collection comprises much of the original material collected by Thomas Allan for the publication of 'Allan's Tyneside songs'. From original Ned Corvan manuscripts to photographs of Joe Wilson, and correspondence from local figures such as Joseph Cowen, the collection provides a genuinely fascinating glimpse of some of the region's best known composers. The material dates from 1860 to 1890, spanning the dates of the various publications of the book in 1862, 1863, 1864, 1872, 1873 and 1891.

 

Collection description : Song manuscripts, correspondence and broadsides collected for the publication of Allan's Tyneside Songs.

Collector : Allan, Thomas (b.1832 d.1894)

Collection date : 1862-1891

 

Melody used : Washing day

Subject heading : industry and occupation

Keywords : mining & miners & friendship

Period : 1801-1840 ; 1841-1860 ; 1861-1900

Held by : Newcastle City Library

Copyright : Item reproduced by kind permission of Newcastle City Library

 

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