Here's the Tender Coming
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HERE'S THE TENDER COMING. AKA - "Here's the Cutter Coming with the Lousy Crew." English, Air (9/8 time). England, Northumberland. F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB.
Here's the tender coming, Pressing all the men,
Oh! dear hinny, What shall we do then?
Here's the tender coming, Off at Shields Bar,
Here's the tender coming, Full of men o' war.
The song refers to a press gang; see note for "Captain Bover." The title (as "Here's the Cutter Coming with the Lousy Crew") appears in Henry Robson's list of popular Northumbrian song and dance tunes ("The Northern Minstrel's Budget"), which he published c. 1800. Matt Seattle notes that versions are all sourced to the c. 1812 music manuscript collection of Northumbrian musician John Bell (1783-1864) .