Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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WE HAVE LIVED AND LOVED TOGETHER.
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WE HAVE LIVED AND LOVED TOGETHER.
The words of this song are commonly attributed to Mrs. Norton, probably because it was published about the time of her separation from her husband. But they were written by Charles Jefferys, who found the melody on a scrap of paper that came home around some groceries, and wrote the words to suit it. Neither he nor any of his musical friends could tell where this melody was from; but years afterward, when Nicolo's " Joconde" was revived in London, the long-sought origin of the air was found in that opera,
Nicolo (Nicolas Isouard) was born in Malta in 1777. He completed his studies in Naples, and when the French evacuated Italy, went with them, as private secretary to Gen­eral Vaubois. The remainder of his life was devoted to musical art in Paris, where he died in 1818.








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