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

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SONGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY 259
in which her husband was a partner. Weatherly relates that when Patey sang it at the Crystal Palace, where she created quite a furore with it, one of the critics wrote that it was a disgrace to its author, and discreditable to publisher and singer and all because the old Auntie told her little nephew that she couldn't marry him !
After " Auntie "followed " Daddy," one of the most successful of all the "domestic" songs which were so much in vogue at this time. The lyric, by Mary Mark Lemon, reached Behrend one morning before he was up, and so took his fancy that he jumped straight out of bed and set it.
"The Gift' was another song of Behrend's which Antoinette Sterling used to sing, and
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