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Thread #167847   Message #4052411
Posted By: Steve Gardham
14-May-20 - 06:59 AM
Thread Name: Songs of Harry Linn
Subject: RE: Songs of Harry Linn
Thanks for that. I'll try again though personally I'm only interested in those that have been found in oral tradition, probably his earlier songs as none are mentioned here. Useful to have these titles up as a strat though.

Also unless we can see the title page we can't be certain these are all songs that he has written himself. Joe offer's Fireside Songbook' quite likely would contain songs sung by Joe but not necessarily written by him.

Just for extra titles here are Kilgarriff's entries for Linn in the Lyricists and Composers section.

Did you ever see a Feather in a Tomcat's Tail? (Music by Minnie Cunningham c1890)
Get a Little Table (arr. W, Simm) 1882
Never push a man when he's going down. (Arr M. Hobson) 1869
(SG: Hobson also arranged many of Harry Clifton's songs about the same time and Clifton was noted for these 'motto' songs)
When the Cock begins to Crow (music Rowland Howard).

Here are those in the Artistes Repertoires section:
The fattest Man in the Forty Twa
get a Little Table
Going Down the Hill
Help One Another Boys
Jim the Carter Lad
Keep to the Right
Never be downhearted boys
Never dip your oar too deep
Never push a man when he's going down
Pull slow and steady boys
Wake up, Johnny
When the Cock begins to Crow
Where there's life there's hope
Y'heave Oh!
You never miss the water till the well runs dry.

I'll add my own sheets later.

The cover of When the Cock is online at the V&A website.