“Cum, Geordy, Haud the Bairn”

Author: Joseph Wilson
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay); Wilson died 1875
Keywords: mother father children humorous
Found in: Britain(England(North))


"Cum , Geordy, haud the bairn, Aw's sure aw'll not stop lang." The woman goes out briefly, leaving the child because she is "not strang." When the child becomes upset, Geordy is unable to calm it, and talks of the weary work his wife must do


  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 136-137, "Cum, Georfy, Haud the Bairn" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3161
  3. BI, StoR136