Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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OUR FAM1L1AU HONG IS.
BUY A BROOM.
The ballad of " Buy a Broom " is spoken of as Bishop's, by Parke, in his " Musical Memoirs." The air is an old, familiar, German melody, called " Lieber Augustin." Hans Christian Andersen refers to the old song in his characteristic story of " The Swineherd." The burden of the chorus was
" Ach du lieber Augustin, Alles ist weg, weg, weg! *
u Ob, thou dear Augustin, All is gone, gone, gone!"
ROBINSON CRUSOE.
Jack Cfssans, a singer, and a clever English vagabond, who lived in the early part of this century, wrote for his own singing the words of " Poor Robinson Crusoe." The air was taken from a pantomime called u Robinson Crusoe, or Harlequin Friday," which was acted in Drury Lane Theatre, in 1781, and was said to have been devised by Sheridan. It was revived successfully at the same theatre, in December, 1808.








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