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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Weatherly, in speaking of accent: "Oddly enough one of the few composers who have never made a mistake with his accents is a foreigner—Tosti. He not only never makes a mistake, but he always gives the proper musical emphasis to the right words." The lyric in this case was written by G. Whyte-Melville, and it is somewhat incon­gruous to note that he was also the author of " Drink, Puppy, Drink," "Wrap me up in my Tarpaulin Jacket," and a long list of sporting novels.
Next in popularity to "Good-bye' may be reckoned "For ever and for ever," "Beauty's Eyes," and the "Venetian Boat Song." Other English songs of this composer's which may be mentioned are "My Dreams," "Parted," and "My Memories." In connection with the last-
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