We'll All Away to Sunnyside

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WE'LL ALL AWAY TO SUNNISIDE. English, Air (2/4 time). England, Northumberland. A Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. The song honors the four daughers of Warren Maude of Sunnyside, a noted Northumbrian coal fitter in the 18th century who married in 1731, taking a second wife, Sarah, in 1737 (who bore his daughters).

We'll all away to Sunnyside,
To Sunnyside, to Sunnyside;
We'll all away to Sunnyside
To see the fitter's maidens.

Hey, skipper, our fitter
Haes some bonnie maidens;
We'll all away to Sunnyside
To see our fitter's maidens.

One of the "bonnie maidens" became the second wife of Joseph Lamb, an original partner in the Tyne Bank.

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: Bruce & Stokoe (Northumbrian Minstrelsy), 1882; p. 168.

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