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

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THE LIGHT HUMOUR BALLAD         329
which " Hullo, Tu-tu," " Bobby Dear," and "Janie" are familiar examples. Of other songs which are identified with Margaret Cooper's name may be mentioned "Sweep' (Lionel Monckton), " Visitors " (Waddington Cooke), " Master and Man" (Coningsby Clarke), " I want somebody to love me " (H. G. Pelissier), "I don't seem to want you when you're with me" (Paul Rubens), and "Philosophy" (David Emmell).
" Philosophy " has also been a great favourite of Maurice Farkoa's. This singer represents yet another branch of the light humour song, many of what are known as "Farkoa" songs being written in broken English with scraps of French inserted. The majority of these have been written by Weatherly specially for Farkoa, and among the number are " Nini, Ninette, Ninon !' and " Oh ! " music by Lionel Monckton ; " Mon Ami," music by Teresa del Riego ; " I beg your pardon," music by Frank Tours; and " Do I like love ?" music by Paul Rubens.
The last-named composer is best known in connection with his light operas, of which he often writes both lyrics and music, to say nothing of the book ; but he is also the composer of a number of successful separate songs, senti­mental as well as humorous, one of the most popular of the former variety being "When
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