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William Mitford


William Mitford, was born at Preston, near North Shields on April 10th, 1788. The earliest record of Mitford was in 1816, when Marshall published his 'Budget; or Newcastle Songster'. Mitford went on to write some of the region's most well known songs such as 'The Pitman's Courtship', 'Cappy', and 'XYZ', and is considered to have been one of the most influencial author's of Tyneside song.







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