World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 5th May – ‘Here’s The Tender Coming’ led by Kathryn Davidson

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World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 5th May – ‘Here’s The Tender Coming’ led by Kathryn Davidson

Band on the Wall’s doors may be shut for a little while but you can still take part in our fun music learning programmes from the comfort of your own home.

Tune in every Tuesday at 6pm (UK time) to join the World Of Music Choir online! Sing traditional and modern songs, harmonies and rounds. We learn by ear so you don’t have to read music. If you would like an mp3 of the song to sing-along to after the session, that can be downloaded here, where you’ll also find the words! This week’s lyrics are also below.

This live event is interactive; you can comment and ask questions, and the video will be available after the workshop to recap and sing-along to.

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This Week’s Song: Here’s The Tender Coming



Here’s the tender coming, pressing all the men;

Oh dear hinny, what shall we do then?

Here’s the tender coming, off at Shield’s Bar,

Here’s the tender coming, full of men-o’-war.


Hide thee, canny Geordie, hide thyself away;

Hide thee till the tender makes for Druridge Bay.

If they take thee, Geordie, who’s to win our bread?

Me and little Jackie better off be dead.


Here’s the tender coming, stealing off my dear;

Oh dear hinny, they’ll ship you out of here.

They will ship you foreign, that is what it means;

Here’s the tender coming, full of red marines.


Hey, bonny lassie, let’s go to the Lawe,

See the tender lying, off at Shield’s Bar,

With her colours flying, anchor at her bow.

They took my bonny laddie, best of all the crew.


(repeat first verse)

Kathryn Davidson is a Northumbrian community choir leader and folk singer. She has a degree in Folk and Traditional music, has written two books for Faber Music called The Language of Folk, consulted on the singing syllabus for Trinity College, and was involved in a three year exchange with Sao Paulo, Brazil. Kathryn released the album ‘The Lass Will Not Learn’ in 2012 and now will freely admits she picked teaching over performing!