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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312              A CENTURY OF BALLADS
being published at all. The composer had done two verses, but was unable to finish it before going to stay with some friends. When she got home she found to her dismay that the copy of the words had disappeared. She couldn't re­member how the last verse went or who was the author, and it was nearly three months before the missing lyric was discovered by the housemaid among a lot of old papers at the house where she had been staying.
Next in point of popularity, to mention only two others of a large number of successful songs,
come the " Song of the Bow" and "Love's Coronation," the latter having proved almost as popular as u Beloved, it is morn."
There are probably few songs of modern times
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