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

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164             A CENTURY OF BALLADS
prophecy therein displayed becomes a little amusing".
"'Shoulder to Shoulder — Heart to Heart.' This is styled by the publisher 'The new national song,' but we fear only a few copies will be disposed of."
Barri was the composer of a number of popular songs, among them "The River and the Maiden " and "The Land of Dreams." He also appears to have written, probably as a sort of musical joke, a vocal waltz entitled the "Song of the Gout," an achievement which apparently upset " our critic " considerably. " Neither a pleasant subject or a pleasing song," he says with crush­ing brevity. It must be confessed that the asso­ciation of gout and a waltz song does seem a little incongruous.
Frederick Bevan wrote a number of popular songs, notably "The Flight of Ages " and " Peg Away," two songs of very dissimilar types. One of his latest, and perhaps the most popular of all, was "The Admiral's Broom," the words of which are by Weatherly. Theo Bonheur's "The King's Own" and "The Boys are Marching," W. H. Jude's "The Wonders of the Deep " and "Deep in the Mine," and Meyer Lutz's "Three Jolly Tars," the words of which were written by Madame Foli especially for her husband, must also be reckoned among the popular songs of
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