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

With Some Introductory Chapters On Old Ballads And Ballad Makers - online book.

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I48              A CENTURY OF BALLADS
be said to have been the forerunners of the popular ballad concerts of to-day.
" Forget-me-not" was a favourite song of Madame Patey's. Once, when on a tour with Sims Reeves, she sang this song at the beginning of the programme, the composer accompanying her at the piano, and secured an encore. Reeves was quite upset about it, as he disliked anyone being encored before he appeared. Two other songs of this composer's that may be mentioned are "Dear Bird of Winter," dedicated to Adelina Patti, and "I seek for thee in every flower," a popular tenor song.
As proof of his abundant vitality as a composer, one has only to mention that Ganz published a new song last year, which, he says, bids fair to be as popular as its predecessors.
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