Joe Wilson (1841-1875)
Last updated: 31.01.24
According to the Internet source given below, Joe Wilson was a Tyneside concert hall song-writer and performer in the mid-19th century. His most famous song is Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny. He wrote and sang in the Geordie dialect of Newcastle upon Tyne, his native speech. Joe Wilson was probably the most prolific of all the Geordie songwriters of the time performing his own works in various regional venues until he became too ill. He published many of his songs in his Tyneside Songs and Drolleries as well as in Thomas and George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings. Some of his best known songs include:
Charley's Across the Sea, Come Geordie ha'd the bairn, Aa hope ye'll be kind ti me dowter, The Row upon the Stairs, Dinnet clash the door, The time that me fethur was bad, The Gallowgate Lad, The Lass That Lives Next Door, Narvis Johnny, Sally Wheatley, Through Drinkin.
To get an impression of his extraordinary output and character of the man of one who died so young, I warmly recommend his song book given below.
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url15.gif Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie Hinney Traditional (music)
Joe Wilson (words)
Joe Wilson (perf.)
This list is arranged by composer and contains 1 work performed by Joe Wilson who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
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perf15.jpg Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie Hinney (?) Traditional Joe Wilson (words)
Joe Wilson (perf.)