Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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Thomas Haynes Bayly wrote this little song after he had been repulsed by the parents of his first love. Each afterward married "another." Henry Phillips, the English singer, says in his pleasant " Recollections," that Mr. Bayly called his attention to the ballad, and adds: " The poetry was well adapted to my feelings, for I was desperately in love, at that time, with at least a dozen whose names were never heard. I felt I could give full expression to the ballad, so sang it, and the effect it produced was indeed great; I was always encored in this song. It was evident to all that I sang it with peculiar pathos, and I seemed so deeply affected, that the audience invariably brought me back again, to witness my misery! This ballad put thousands of pounds into the pockets of the publisher; a profit in which, I am sorry to say, I did not in any degree participate." The song has been rendered into German, Latin, Italian, French, and Spanish, by different trans­lators. Archdeacon Wrangham, who made the Latin translation, turned many others ot Mr. Bayly's songs into the same language. The air to which it is set is French, and was arranged by Sir Heney Eowley Bishop.

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