I was introduced to "The Lambton Worm" by John Cram
when in Newcastle Upon Tyne during 2012. We made an arrangement to accommodate two voices along with concertina to be sung at the 2012 Festival Maritim
We based our arrangement on a version found in Singing Hinnies Book 2
and it was duly performed in Laden 38
and in the Old Papageienhaus
The song tells of the horrible goings-on of a creature whose appetite includes babie and lambs - just the sort of song to be used as a good-night lullaby for unruly toddlers!
The whole tale along with definitions of all the Geordie words and history of the Lambtons is given in the above lyric link by wikipedia .
The Bishoprick Garland
devotes pages 21 to 29 to The Worme of Lambton
demonstrating the significance of this song to England's North East.
This song may well have been performed by that old time musical performer Charles Ernest Catcheside-Warrington
who published it in his Tyneside Songs Volume 3