wrote Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny
set to the tune of Nellie Grey
and published in his Tyneside Songs and Drolleries
. It tells the tale two gents, Geordie and Bob Johnson, who shared a bed for the night in a lodging house. Poor old Bob has wonderful dreams of his beloved, Mary Clark, which are cruelly interrupted when it gets really interesting by the restless Geordie - hence the earnest entreaty given by the title.
This song came into my repertoire via the Tyneside Maritime Chorus
which I joined in 2011. The Chorus sings it with great gusto.
Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny
was most probably also performed by that old time musical performer Charles Ernest Catcheside-Warrington
who published the song in his Tyneside Songs Volume 1
There is a piano accompanied duet of Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny
is given in Singing Hinnies Book 1
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook