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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MODERN BALLADS AND COMPOSERS 285
melody. Later, however, when they discovered that the composer was an Englishman they refused to recognise any more of his coon songs as the genuine article.
Of the numberless other composers of modern ballads it is impossible in a book of this kind to do more than mention a few of the best known. Among these the name of S. Liddle, the well-known accompanist, occupies a promi­nent place. His setting of " Abide with Me" has already been mentioned in connection with Clara Butt, who has made this song essentially her own, a remark that may apply almost equally to the same composer's "A Song of Good Courage." Of Liddle's short songs special men­tion may be made of his "Two Little Songs," "To tell thee how I love," and "In my Garden."
Robert Batten is another composer with a long list of popular songs standing to his name, among which "Peace and Rest" and "April Morn' are probably the best known. J. M. Capel's "Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree," "Love, could I only tell thee," and '' Eldorado," Wolseley Charles's "Dream Pictures" and "The Galley Slave," Charles Marshall's "I hear you calling me' and "When Shadows Gather," the late E. J. Margetson's "Tommy Lad," Gordon Temple's "Trooper Johnny Ludlow," R. H. Wal-thew's "The Gleaner's Slumber Song," Edward
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