Canny Newcastle

DESCRIPTION: "'Bout Lunnon aw'd heard sec wonderful spokes, That the streets were a' covered wi' guineas." The singer describes the sights in London, mentions seeing King George, recalls being robbed, and declares he likes his home better
AUTHOR: Thomas Thompson
EARLIEST DATE: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay); Thompson died 1816
KEYWORDS: travel home humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 43-45, "Canny Newcassel" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST StoR043 (Partial)
Roud #3060
cf. "The Mountains of Mourne" (plot)
NOTES [45 words]: Stokoe/Reay calls this song by two different names: The first page labels it "Canny Newcastle" at the head; the name at the top of the complete text is "Canny Newcassel," in the chorus the town is spelled "Newcassel," and the end notes file it as "Canny Newcassel." - RBW
File: StoR043

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