Songs from the Manuscript Collection of John Bell

Songs from the Manuscript Collection of John Bell

F. Rutherford

Edited by D.I. Harker

Hardback
$45.00

Surtees Society

Overview

Overview

Includes all those songs from the manuscript collection of John Bell (d. 1864) which throw light on the way of life of the majority of the population of North-East England and the Eastern Borders. Each piece derives ultimately from the life and work of those men and women who were obliged to work for a living, usually with their hands.Texts arranged under the following headings: Soldiers and Sailors, Civil and Political, Coalwork, Country Life, Festivities, Sport and Social Life, Drinking, Courtship, Love Unrequited, Love Satisfied, Children, In Praise of Wedlock, Trouble and Strife, Stories, Fragments.

Details

January 1984
408 pages
Publications of the Surtees Society
ISBN: 9780854440535
Format: Hardback
Surtees Society
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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