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

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286            A CENTURY OF BALLADS
Murray's "The Nights," and Harold Parsons' "What does little birdie say?' are all songs that have been popular successes during recent years. To these may be added the songs of Edward Nicholls, Florian Pascal, Benjamin Godard, and the late G. S. Aspinall, together with several songs by American composers, of which "Allah," by G. W. Chadwick ; "The Sweetest Flower that Blows," by C. B. Hawley ; "Absent," by J. W. Metcalf; "My Rosary," by Ethelbert Nevin ; and "Thy Beaming Eyes," by Edward MacDowell, are popular instances.
But, as I have indicated, the list is almost limitless. One might go on indefinitely writing on the subject, and adding name upon name. At the risk, therefore, of being accused of having omitted many names that should have been in­cluded, I must pass on to another chapter, and to the consideration of those composers who are chiefly associated with the short song.
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