Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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THE HEATH THIS NIGHT.
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THE WOUNDED HUSSAR.
The words of this song were written by Thomas Campbell, and the music was com­posed by D. C. Hewitt, a Scotsman by birth, whose musical career has been principally in London, where he settled in 1819. He wrote a valuable work on musical harmony.
John Black, the well-known editor, in a letter to Dr. Charles Mackay, under date of June 25, 1852, says: "Your friend, Tom Campbell, affected to be annoyed when his Wounded Hussar' superseded every other ballad in the streets of Edinburgh, something more than fifty years ago."








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