Dolli-A (William Whittaker)

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  • (Posted 2023-12-20)  CPDL #78381:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-12-20).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 556 kB   Copyright: Personal
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  • (Posted 2014-12-12)  CPDL #33676:         
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2014-12-12).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 85 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Dolli-A
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)
Arranger: William Whittaker

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsongFolksong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1914 Stainer & Bell
Description:  Note by Whittaker: Sandhill, which Sandgate adjoins, was the centre of life in the old days of Newcastle-on-Tyne, the scene of Royal proclamations and the ground of important civic events. The good wife has just returned from the source of town news, and is retailing items of gossip about regimental comings and goings to her friends, while keeping the infant quiet on her knee in the cradle.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Fresh aa come frae Sandgate Street,
Ma best freends here to meet,
Dol-li a, Dol-li the dillen dol,
Dol-li a.

The Black Cuffs is gawn away,
And that will be a crying day,
Dol-li a, Dol-li the dillen dol,
Dol-li a.

The Green Cuffs is comin’ in,
That’ll make the lasses sing.
Dol-li a, Dol-li the dillen dol,
Dol-li a.