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

With Some Introductory Chapters On Old Ballads And Ballad Makers - online book.

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the melody the phrase "A jovial monk am I" jumped to his mind, and in a day the whole lyric was completed. When sung by Norman Salmond for the first time with the new words it received a double encore, and has long since become firmly established in public favour.
Clifton Bingham is very closely associated with the work of two composers, Edwin Greene and Edward St. Quentin. Of the former's songs "Sing Me to Sleep" has attained an enormous popularity, though Bingham declares that the lyric was offered to over forty composers and publishers before it ultimately found acceptance.
Of Greene's other successful songs may be mentioned "I know a lane in springtime," "The Beautiful Land of Nod," "Springtide " (the first
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