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Songs of the Ridings: The Yorkshire Musical Museum

Songs of the Ridings: The Yorkshire Musical Museum

Mary and Nigel Hudleston (collectors),
Mark Gordon, Richard Adams (editors)
Songs of the Ridings
The Yorkshire Musical Museum
Scarborough: G.A. Pindar and Son, 2001

Section 1: Songs of Farming and the Land

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

  1. All I Want Is a Little Wine (Roud 20461)
  2. The Farmer and His Servants (Roud 1408; TYG 30)
  3. Farmer Giles #1 (Roud 1744)
  4. Farmer Giles #2 (Roud 1744)
  5. Father's Acre (Roud 21093; TYG 23)
  6. Gossip John (Roud 1039; TYG 54)
  7. I Once Did Know a Farmer (Roud 2552)
  8. Jim the Carter's Lad (Roud 1080; G/D 3:457; Henry H171)
  9. Jolly Country Lads Are We (Roud 1857; TYG 134)
  10. The Market Tup (Roud 126; G/D 3:645; TYG 59)
  11. Mary, Oh Mary Please Come Home to Me (Roud 21118; TYG 13)
  12. Mutton Pie (Roud 1408; TYG 30)
  13. Speed the Plough tune
  14. There Was a Black Hen (Roud 21185)
  15. Trouble on the Farm (Roud 3558)

Section 2: Songs of Work and Industry

  1. Collier Lads (Roud 3505)
  2. I'm a Collier By Me Trade
  3. I'm an Able-Bodied Irish Lad (Roud 5151)
  4. Jolly Fellow Who Follows the Plough (Roud 346; G/D 3:418)
  5. Poverty Knock (Roud 3491; TYG 14)
  6. The Sandstone Girl #1 (Roud 20460)
  7. The Sandstone Girl #2 (Roud 20460)
  8. Seller's Calls
  9. Shoemaker Lads (Roud 8727)
  10. Song of the National Shipbuilders Security Ltd. (Roud 20500)
  11. We Want No Work to Do (Roud 21177)

Section 3: Seafaring Songs

  1. The Cod War Song (parody of Troopship Leaving Bombay) (Roud 20489)
  2. From Greenland's Icy Mountains (Filey Fisherman's Hymn) (Roud 16915)
  3. The Sailor's Grave (Roud 2676; G/D 1:68)
  4. The Ship That Never Returned (Roud 775; Laws D27)
  5. The Ship Went Down (Roud 16913)
  6. Three Score and Ten (Roud 16873; TYG 5)
  7. Tom Bowling (The Sailor's Epitaph) (Roud 1984; TYG 84)
  8. Waterhouse Lane (Roud 868; G/D 2:299)
  9. We Are Three Jolly Fishermen (Roud 3496; TYG 82)
  10. The Wreck of the Titanic, A.D. 1912 (Roud 774)

Section 4: Songs of Love and the Sea

  1. Bell-Bottomed Trousers (Drury Lane) (Roud 269; Laws K43)
  2. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (The Maiden and the Sailor) (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
  3. If I Were a Blackbird (Roud 387; Henry H79)
  4. I Love Me Bonny Sailor Lad #1 (Roud 531; Laws K38; G/D 1:49)
  5. I Love Me Bonny Sailor Lad #2 (Roud 531; Laws K38; G/D 1:49)
  6. The Indian Lass #1 (Roud 2326)
  7. The Indian Lass #2 (Roud 2326)
  8. Pretty Nancy of Yarmouth (Roud 407)
  9. The Rose of County Clare (Roud 16909)
  10. The Sailor's Farewell #1 (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543)
  11. The Sailor's Farewell #2 (Roud 376; Laws K13; G/D 1:66; Henry H543)
  12. Stow Brow #1 (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20; TYG 7)
  13. Stow Brow #2 (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20; TYG 7)

Section 5: Love Songs

  1. Beside the Bonny Hawthorn #1 (Roud 9268; TYG 9)
  2. Beside the Bonny Hawthorn #2 (Roud 9268; TYG 9)
  3. Bonny Emily (Roud 20466; TYG 66)
  4. Down By the Green Bushes (Roud 1040; Laws P2; Henry H143)
  5. The Faithless Lover (I Was Despised Because I Was Poor) (Roud 7944)
  6. If I Were a Scholar (Roud 387; Henry H79) (fragment)
  7. It's Twenty Miles I've Travelled Today (Roud 608; G/D 5:983; TYG 36)
  8. I Walked on the Hill Today, Maggie (Roud 2661)
  9. The Rose of Allendale (Roud 1218)
  10. Stay My Love in Bed With Me (Roud 21186)
  11. Where's My Wandering True Love Gone? (Roud 8923)
  12. Where the Bluebells Grow (Roud 21121)

Section 6: Domestic Songs

  1. The Day That I Wor Born (Roud 10437)
  2. I'll Always Think of Mother (Roud 21122)
  3. Little Benny (Roud 16911)

Section 7: Songs of Home and Frienship

  1. Beautiful Swaledale #1 (Roud 8128; TYG 46)
  2. Beautiful Swaledale #2 (Roud 8128; TYG 46)
  3. A Chorus in the Old Green Lane (Roud 23552)
  4. The Cliffs of Old Whitby (Roud 16917)
  5. The Grass Grows Green (Roud 8213)
  6. I'm Always Glad to See a Man Like Thee (Roud 16920)
  7. The Miner's Dream of Home (Roud 19110)
  8. The Return of the Forty Niner (Roud 16919)
  9. Welcome As the Flowers in May (Roud 22067)
  10. When I Were Rich (Roud 16921)

Section 8: Humorous Songs

  1. The Beautiful Boy (Roud 4888; TYG 57)
  2. Gorgonzola (Roud 13670)
  3. The Grey Goose and Gander (Roud 1094)
  4. I Wish I Was Single Again (Roud 437)
  5. Jimmy Murphy (He Was Hung But Not for Sheep Stealing) (Roud 7951)
  6. My Daddy Is Dead (The Foolish Boy) (Roud 469; G/D 8:1696; Henry H732; TYG 58)
  7. On Me Motor Car (Roud 21181)
  8. Three Jelly Fish (Roud 21120)
  9. Three Nights Drunk (Roud 114; Child 274; G/D 7:1460; Henry H21ab)

Section 9: Comic Animal Songs and Fables

  1. The Cat, the Mouse and the Cask of Ale (Roud 20468)
  2. Old Jim Slack's Grey Horse (Roud 21123; TYG 12)
  3. Old Matha Gummersal (Roud 21172; TYG 16)
  4. Sister Mary (Roud 21184)
  5. Wibsey Fair (Roud 294; TYG 15)

Section 10: Nonsens and Children's Songs

  1. As Tommy Was Walking #1 (Roud 8723)
  2. As Tommy Was Walking #2 (Roud 8723)
  3. Baa Baa Black Sheep (Roud 4439)
  4. The Barley Corn (Roud 944)
  5. Father's Will (Roud 20491)
  6. Hicketty Picketty My Black Hen (Roud 13043)
  7. I'm a Boy for Kicking Up a Row (Roud 20496)
  8. Lullabye
  9. MacGregor John & John MacGregor (Roud 6360)
  10. A Milking Can (Roud 3515)
  11. My Father Died a Month Ago (Roud 8248)
  12. Old Mother Hubbardy (Roud 19228)
  13. The Railway Train (Roud 21179)
  14. Rosey Apple (Roud 6492)
  15. The Shirt Upon Me Back (Roud 20498)
  16. Up Yon Hill (Roud 21178)

Section 11: Bawdy Humour Songs

  1. Cock-a-Doodle-Doo (Roud 3464)
  2. Elsie Marley (Roud 3065)
  3. Gather All Round (Roud 20493)
  4. I Kissed Her on the Toe (Roud 20494)
  5. Johnny and the Doctor (Roud 20495)
  6. Mary Made a Pudding (Roud 13324)
  7. My Little Fiddle (Roud 16922)
  8. Timothy Briggs the Barber #1 (Roud 1508)
  9. Timothy Briggs the Barber #2 (Roud 1508)

Section 12: Public Dances

  1. Awd Johnny Walker (Flamborough Sword Dance Tune) (Roud 764; TYG 17)
  2. Black Jack
  3. The Black Man Got Poor Sarah (Roud 20465)
  4. Here We Dance Luby, Luby (Roud 5032)
  5. The Jews and Daughter Jane (Roud 8251)
  6. King Henry Was King James’s Son (Roud 4203; G/D 8:1571; TYG 128)
  7. Kiss-in-the-Ring Game (Roud 2605)
  8. The Ladie's Chain (mouth music)
  9. Now Mrs Wilson (Roud 21180)
  10. Plucking the Hen (mouth music)
  11. Rosedale Christmas Party Game (Roud 12441)
  12. So Early in the Morning (The Flamborough Sword Dance) (Roud 21187)
  13. Willy Went to Westerdale (Roud 2792; TYG 1)

Section 13: Songs from Folk and Calendar Customs

The Haxey Hood

  1. Drink Old England Dry (Roud 882)
  2. John Barleycorn (Roud 164; G/D 3:559)
  3. To Be a Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960)

Ripon Mumming Play

  1. Sentry Oh Sentry (Roud 20497)
  2. Christmas Approaches (Roud 610)

Others

  1. Allez Bois (Shrove Tuesday Song) (Roud 12969)
  2. The Bride' Good Health (Roud 20467)
  3. The Fifth of November (Roud 16916)
  4. Godë Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Roud 394)
  5. Good Health to the Bridal Pair (fragment)
  6. The Maypole Song (Roud 21188)
  7. Old Grimy (Kilburn Feast Song) (Roud 764; TYG 4)
  8. Pace Egging Song #1 (Roud 614; TYG 53)
  9. Pace Egging Song #2 (Roud 614; TYG 53)
  10. Robin the Bobbin (Roud 21137)
  11. The Summer Morning (Roud 191; TYG 2)
  12. Wassail Thanks (Roud 209)
  13. The Yorkshire Wassailing Song #1 (Roud 209; TYG 22)
  14. The Yorkshire Wassailing Song #2 (Roud 209; TYG 22)

Section 14: Hunt Songs

  1. The Bilsdale Hunt Song (A-Hunting We Will Go) (Roud 21173; TYG 18)
  2. Bold Rennie (Roud 796)
  3. Farndale Hunt Song (Roud 21174)
  4. Fylingdales Hunt Song #1 (Come All Ye Royal Foxhunters) (Roud 1109)
  5. Fylingdales Hunt Song #2 (Roud 1109)
  6. The Goathland Hunt Song
  7. We'll All Go A-Hunting Today (Roud 1172)
  8. A Wensleydale Hunt Song (Roud 19114)
  9. The Wren Hunt and Procession (Roud 19109)

Section 15: Anthems

  1. The Holmfirth Anthem (Pratty Flowers) (Roud 1046; TYG 55)
  2. Noahdale Anthem (Roud 16910)
  3. Staithes Anthem (The Fisherman and His Child) (Roud 9095)

Section 16: Songs of Battle and the Military

  1. The Banks of Inverness (Roud 19113)
  2. The Battle of Trafalgar (Roud 1552)
  3. Drunk Last Night (Three Tom Cats) (Roud 10531)
  4. The Gallant Hussar (Roud 1146; G/D 5:982; Henry H243a)
  5. The German Prisoners
  6. Give My Love to Nancy (Roud 13676)
  7. Isle of St Helena (Roud 349)
  8. The Lass o' Killikrankie (Roud 5680)
  9. On the Indian Mutiny (Roud 21182) (fragment)
  10. The Ploughboy (Roud 163; TYG 32)
  11. The Siege of Cawnpore (Roud 20499)
  12. The Soldier and the Sailor (Roud 350; G/D 3:685)
  13. The Soldier's Return (Roud 13678)

Section 17: Political Songs

  1. Garibaldi (Roud 20492)
  2. Mick McCooligan (Roud 21125)
  3. Old John Bull (Roud 21124)
  4. The Royal George Afloat (Tom Tuff in High Glee) (Roud 21119)

Section 18: Religious and Biblical Songs

  1. As Mary Unto Bethlehem Went #1 (Roud 20462)
  2. As Mary Unto Bethlehem Went #2 (Roud 20462)
  3. Godë Be With You
  4. A Martyr of the Yorkshire Moors (Father Postgate's Hymn) (Roud 21183)
  5. Old Adam Was a Gentleman (Roud 12887)

Section 19: Warning Songs

  1. Beware the Boarding School Lassie (fragment) (Roud 20464)
  2. A Fine Old Lady Is My Grandmama (Granny on the Green) (Roud 282; Henry H208)
  3. The Lady of Robin Hood's Bay (mouth music)
  4. The Lady of Robin Hood's Bay (Roud 21117)
  5. Never Wed an Old Man (Roud 210)
  6. The Nobleman's Lady (Roud 2533)
  7. The Oak and the Ash (Home in the North Country) (Roud 269; Laws K43; G/D 7:1429; TYG 10)
  8. Take Care of Your Wives (Roud 1317)
  9. There Was an Old Man Came Over the Lea (Roud 362; G/D 4:815)
  10. There Was a Maiden Fair (Roud 18828)
  11. The Young Sailor (Cut Down in His Prime) (Roud 2; Laws Q26/B1; G/D 7:1404; Henry H680)

Section 20: The Turning of the Screw (Women's Revenge)

  1. The Farmer of Cheshire's Daughter (Roud 2637; Laws L1; G/D 2:266; Henry H51; TYG 78)
  2. Maggie May (Roud 1757)
  3. Marrow Bones (There Was a Woman in Yorkshire) (Roud 183; Laws Q2; G/D 2:318; Henry H174; TYG 6)
  4. Polly Oliver (fragment) (Roud 367; Laws N14; Henry H166)
  5. The Tailor's Britches (Roud 1610; TYG 49)
  6. Undaunted Mary (The Banks of Sweet Dundee) (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224)

Section 21: Songs of Crime and Misdemeanour

  1. Bad Dr Ruxton (Roud 20463)
  2. Bold Robin Hood (Roud 1303)
  3. The Cropton Murders (Roud 20490)
  4. Dick Turpin's Ride to York (Roud 856)

Section 22: Travel Songs (Country Lad Goes to Town)

  1. The Country Gawby (Roud 9223)
  2. Spencer the Rover (Roud 1115; TYG 3)
  3. The Wensleydale Lad #1 (Leeds Old Church) (Roud 21176; TYG 8)
  4. The Wensleydale Lad #2 (Roud 21176; TYG 8)

Section 23: Appendix

  1. Choosing
  2. The Cliffs of Old Tynemouth (Roud 16917)
  3. A Coursing Adventure
  4. The Farmer's Lament
  5. Hunting Song
  6. A New Song
  7. The Derby Ram (Roud 126; G/D 3:645; TYG 59)
  8. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
  9. The Duke of Buckingham's Hunting Song
  10. The Grimston Hussars
  11. Here Come Three Dukes A-Riding (Roud 730)
  12. Jolly Fellows / Farmer Giles (Roud 1744)
  13. Lea Gap Fair
  14. Sheffield Fair
  15. Little Benny #2 (Roud 16911)
  16. Maggie (Roud 3782)
  17. The Mistletoe Bough (Roud 2336)
  18. Scarbro's Banks (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20; TYG 7)
  19. Strawberry Tower (Roud 185; Laws K18; G/D 1:20; TYG 7)
  20. The Soldier's Tear (Roud 13900)
  21. The Summer Morning #2 (Roud 191; TYG 2)
  22. Washing Day
  23. Wensleydale