John Stobbs

John Stobbs was a 19th-century English songwriter and poet who lived in the Tyneside district. Many of his writings are in the Geordie dialect.

Known detailsEdit

There is little information on John Stobbs, except that he was (like William Egglestone) noted for his humorous monologues and appeared to either subscribe to other books, like the Descriptive and Historical Account of the Town and County of Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Eneas Mackenzie, published c. 1827, or for him or his works to be quoted in the works by the work's author.

WorksEdit

The following songs have been attributed to John Stobbs, all of which appear in The Shields Garland:

  • Blow the Wind Southerly – A note at the foot of the song may attribute authorship to Alexander Brighton [1]
  • Coal trade (The) – In some places this is attributed to William Brockie, but a note on the manuscript states that it was “touched up” by Brockie[2]
  • Fitter he has Daughters three, Drive away the Waggons, Hinny (The) - A Sailor's song at the capstan[3]
  • Jenny Chowk’d the Bairn[4]
  • Liberty for the sailors, a Shields song for the days of the Press-gang[5]
  • Pound of tea[6]
  • Sweepy's Lovely Daughter (The)[7]
  • Tally I, O, the grinder or A Sailor's Song at the Capstan[8]
  • Tynemouth (or "Tynemouth Abbey" (music by Thomas Haswell)[9]

Known recordingsEdit

  • Blow the Wind Southerly - A recording available on MWM Records[10] sung by Judy Dinning[11]
  • Liberty for the sailors - this song also appears in Northumbrian Minstrelsy by Bruce and Stokoe, 1882 - A recording available on MWM Records[12] sung by Jane Wade[13]
  • Sweepy's Lovely Daughter (The) - A recording available on MWM records[14] sung by Benny Graham[15]
  • Tally I, O, the grinder - A recording available on MWM records [16] sung by Ray Stubbs and the Hush[17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FARNE Blow the Wind Southerley". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  2. ^ "FARNE The coal trade". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  3. ^ "FARNE The Fitter he has Daughters three". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ "FARNE Jenny Chowk'd the Bairn". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  5. ^ "FARNE Liberty for the sailors". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  6. ^ "FARNE Pound of Tea". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  7. ^ "FARNE The Sweepy's Lovely Daughter". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  8. ^ "FARNE Tally I, O, the grinder". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  9. ^ "FARNE Tynemouth (part only)". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  10. ^ "MWM Records Media PLayer". Mawson-wareham.com. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  11. ^ "MWM Records - North East Music and Comedy". Mawson-wareham.com. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  12. ^ "MWM Records Media PLayer". Mawson-wareham.com. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ "Northumbria Anthology Media PLayer". Mawson-wareham.com. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  15. ^ "MWM Records - North East Music and Comedy". Mawson-wareham.com. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  16. ^ "Northumbria Anthology Media PLayer". Mawson-wareham.com. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Ray Stubbs - MWM Records - North East Music and Comedy". Mawson-wareham.com. Retrieved 16 July 2020.

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