Song descriptive of the celebration of the General Peace of 1814.
This song gives a vivid description of the illuminations held in celebration of the end of the Napoleonic Wars. The song describes the coloured lamps used to light up Newcastle's Quayside and the general merriment had by all. On occasions of national importance it would have been common for celebrations to have been held on the Quay with food and drink provided by the town.
There seems to be some confusion surrounding authorship of this song. Allan's Tyneside's Songs attribute the song to John Selkirk, however Fordyce states the song to be the work of John Shield.
This song is part of the John Bell Collection.