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Title : Bonniest young lass o' Wardley

Format : song

Composer : Usher, R.

Date : unknown

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

 

Typical love song of the era by R. Usher. (Wardley is a small village near Gateshead.)

The song 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 : Merrily danced the Quaker's wife

First line : Noo lads awl try te sing ye a sang

Subject heading : love, marriage and courtship

Keywords : love & courtship & women

Period : 1861-1900

Place : Wardley , Tyne and Wear

Held by : Newcastle City Library

Copyright : Item reproduced by kind permission of Newcastle City Library

 

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