Maw Canny Hinny

DESCRIPTION: "Where hes te been, maw canny hinny? An where hes te been, maw bonny bairn?" The singer tells of all the places she(?) has looked for him, and the people she has talked to. He describes what he has been doing
AUTHOR: Words: Thomas Thompson
EARLIEST DATE: 1827 (Thompson et al)
KEYWORDS: questions reunion
FOUND IN: Britain(England,Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 156-157, "Maw Cann Hinny" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: T. Thompson, J Shield, W. Midford, H. Robson, and others, _A Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical, and Descriptive, Chiefly in the Newcastle Dialect: And Illustrative of the Language and Manners of the Common People on the Banks of the Tyne and Neighbourhood_, (John Marshall, Newcastle, 1827), p. 14, "May Canny Hinny" (1 text)

ST StoR156 (Partial)
Roud #3168
NOTES [47 words]: This is a difficult song to describe; it spends to much time talking about people and places that it becomes almost a moniker song. The Stokoe version, at least, has a curious change in mid-song: After seven verses with the same chorus, the last two use two different choruses. - RBW
File: StoR156

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