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

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certain type, one of the best known perhaps being "The Trumpeter," set by J. Airlie Dix, a com­poser who has written many successful songs, notably " The Abbot of Guise," words by Clifton Bingham, and " A Jolly Old Cavalier."
The name of W. H. Squire is known by some people as a popular 'cellist, and by others as a popular song-writer, but not everyone is aware that he is one and the same person. In fact he has often been asked, when playing the 'cello, whether he was any relation of the "man who writes those popular songs," and has been forced to confess to a very close relationship.
Squire's first song "My love, Annie," was published as long ago as 1887, and there was an interval of six years between this and his next, "Sweethearts yet," which, through the kindness of his friend Hope Temple, then at the zenith of her career as a song-writer, was introduced to the notice of Messrs. Boosey, who published it. Neither of these songs achieved a great success, however, and it was not until ten years later that Squire made another bid for popularity in this branch of composition.
Meanwhile his name was well established as a composer of 'cello music. During a concert tour with his friends Clara Butt and Kennerley Rum-ford, in the spring of 1903, he wrote two duets specially for them, "Good Luck and Bad Luck '
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