“The Fiery Clock Fyece”


"O Dick, what's kept ye a' this time?... O hinny, Dolly, sit thee doon.... The Newcassel folks hes catch'd a moon An' myed it a bonny clock-fyece." The singer tells of the lighted clock a St. Nicolas's church, and how people were amazed


  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 82-83, "The Fiery Clock Fyece" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3144
  3. BI, StoR082


Author: Robert Nunn
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay); Nunn died 1853
Keywords: nonballad technology
Found in: Britain(England(North))