A Century Of Ballads 1810-1910, Their Composers & Singers

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252              A CENTURY OF BALLADS
complete the score of "The Emerald Isle." Many of his most popular songs are originally to be found in his various operas. Of these may be mentioned "The Yeomen of England" and "Love is meant to make us glad," the latter originally written as a quintet, from Merrie England, "O peaceful England," from the same opera, " Four Jolly Sailormen ' (originally a quartet) from A Princess of Kensington, and "When a Knight loves Ladye," from Fallen Fairies.
Of his separate songs outside his operas un­doubtedly one of the most popular is " Glorious Devon," the words of which, as already mentioned in a previous chapter, were written by Harold Boulton. This song had, I believe, been pub­lished for some time in a set of Three Baritone Songs, without attracting much attention. But it was unearthed one day by a singer, who was delighted with his find, with the result that it speedily became one of the most popular baritone songs of the day.
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