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Weel May the Keel Row sheet music for Treble Clef Instrument




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Weel May the Keel Row





    
Weel May the Keel Row

As I came thro' Sandgate,
Thro' Sandgate, thro' Sandgate,
As I came thro' Sandgate,
I heard a lassie sing:
"O, weel may the keel row,
The keel row, the keel row,
O weel may the keel row
That my laddie's in."

"O wha's like my Johnnie,
Sae leish, sae blithe, sae bonnie?
He's foremost 'mang the mony
Keel lads o' coaly Tyne;
He'll set or row sae tightly
Or, in the dance sae sprightly,
He'll cut and shuffle slightly,
'Tis true, were he nae mine.

He wears a blue bonnet,
Blue bonnet, blue bonnet,
He wears a blue bonnet
A dimple in his chin.
And weel may the keel row,
The keel row, the keel row,
And weel may the keel row
That my laddie's in."

Note: a keel is a boat; leish is lithe. The song was first
published around 1770, and has been called the national anthem of
the Tyne River.
Recorded, many years ago, by Jo Stafford, also Ian Campbell Folk Group.
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About 'Weel May the Keel Row'

Artist: Traditional Melody
The Artist:Traditional Music of unknown author.
Composed:1770
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The Keel Row is a traditional Tyneside folk song evoking the life and work of the keelmen of Newcastle upon Tyne. It was first published in 1770, but may be considerably older.



The opening lines of the song set it in Sandgate, that part of the quayside overlooking the River Tyne to the east of the city centre where the keelmen lived and which is still overlooked by the Keelmen's Hospital.
Number of Pages:1
Difficulty:Intermediate Level: Recommended for Intermediate Level players
Instrument: Treble Clef Instrument  (View more Intermediate Treble Clef Instrument Music)
Style: Traditional (View more Traditional Treble Clef Instrument Music)
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Copyright: Creative Commons Attribute 3.0  


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