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William Henry Long: A Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect

William Henry Long: A Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect

William Henry Long (1839-1896),
A Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect, and of Provincialisms used in the Island; with Illustrative Anecdotes and Tales; to which is appended the Christmas Boys’ Play, an Isle of Wight “Hooam Harvest,” and Songs sung by the Peasantry; forming a Treasury of Insular Manners and Customs of Fifty Years Ago.
London: Reeves & Turner, Publications, 1886.

Songs

The songs are referenced by page numbers.

  1. Seventeen Come Sunday (Roud 277; Laws O17; G/D 4:791; Henry H152)
  2. Harvest Home Song (Roud 310)
  3. Lumps o' Pudden' (Roud 1595)
  4. Harvest Song (Roud 1597)
  5. Will the Weaver (Roud 432; Laws Q9)
  6. Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (Roud 1570; G/D 7:1334)
  7. The Jovial Sportsmen (Roud 796)
  8. The Little Cappender (Roud 1594)
  9. Said Jan to Joan (Roud 1596)
  10. Tally Ho, Hark Away (Roud 1182)
  11. Abroad As I Was Walking (Roud 564; Laws P18; G/D 6:1188)
  12. The Maiden's Complaint (Roud 1593)
  13. The Banks of the Sweet Primroses (Roud 586; G/D 8:1841)
  14. The Spotted Cow (Roud 956)
  15. Cupid's Garden (Roud 297; G/D 5:970)
  16. The Gardener's Choice (Roud 3; G/D 6:1180)
  17. Roger and Dolly (Roud 1592)
  18. Richard of Taunton Dean (Roud 382)
  19. Cis and Harry (Roud 1591)
  20. The Old Man Clothed in Leather (Roud 20075)
  21. The Banks of the Sweet Dundee (Roud 148; Laws M25; G/D 2:224)
  22. I'm in Haste (Roud 1589)
  23. The Dark-Eyed Sailor (Roud 265; Laws N35; G/D 5:1037; Henry H232)
  24. The Sailor’s Return (Roud 266; Laws N40; G/D 5:1036; Henry H5, H693)
  25. The Pretty Ploughboy (Roud 186; Laws M24; G/D 1:170; Henry H105)
  26. The Lost Sailor (Roud 552; Laws N10; G/D 1:177)
  27. The British Man of War (Roud 372)
  28. Polly Oliver (Roud 367; Laws N14; Henry H166)
  29. The Rambling Sailor (Roud 518; G/D 7:1477)
  30. The Mermaid (Roud 124; Child 289; G/D 1:27)
  31. The Loss of the Ramilies (Roud 1266)
  32. The Death of General Wolfe (Roud 624; Laws A1)
  33. Paul Jones the Pirate (Roud 967; Laws A4)
  34. The Lowlands Low (Roud 122; Child 286; G/D 1:37)
  35. The Honest Thresherman (Roud 19; G/D 3:437; Henry H622)
  36. The Jolly Waggoner (Roud 1088)
  37. The Farmer's Boy (Roud 408; Laws Q30; G/D 5:960)
  38. The Barley Mow (Roud 944)
  39. The Song of Sixpence (Roud 1116)
  40. My Boy Billy (Roud 326)
  41. What Is Your One O? (Roud 133)
  42. Nicholas Wood (Roud 313)
  43. While Joan's Ale Was New (Roud 139; G/D 3:561)
  44. Jolly Fellows (Roud 1234)
  45. Dick Turpin, or Turpin Hero (Roud 621; Laws L10)
  46. The Jolly Butchers (Roud 17; Laws L4; G/D 2:186; Henry H185)
  47. The Carrion Crow (Roud 891)
  48. The Fox (Roud 131; G/D 3:499; Henry H38)
  49. Moss the Miller, and His Mare (Roud 6104; G/D 3:677)
  50. The Crockery Ware (Roud 1490)
  51. The Breeches (Roud 313)
  52. Wearing the Breeches (Roud 1588)
  53. The Bonny Bunch of Roses O (Roud 664; Laws J5; G/D 1:155)