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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used to be sung so charmingly by Jack Robert­son, and " Nita Gitana."
One of his earliest songs was "The Beat of the Drum," which he sold to a publisher for a small sum and a royalty, only to be offered one hundred guineas for it shortly afterwards by a well-known singer. Two of his most success­ful songs, " For love of you' and "Roses by summer forsaken," have been especial favourites of Clara Butt's. Among his other songs may be mentioned "Love's Echo," "The Magic Month of May," "Through the Forest," "I came to you," and "There, little girl, don't cry," written for Maurice Farkoa.
As far as the lyrics of these "three-decker' ballads are concerned, Weatherly, of course, still stands facile princeps! Next to him, both as regards the length of time he has been before the public and the number of songs he has written, comes Clifton Bingham. His work is, of course, well known, and his name has already been mentioned a number of times in this book in connection with some of the most popular songs of recent years. One of his most success­ful achievements was the writing of new words to the Monk's song in Audran's La Poupee. The original words did not seem to obtain the desired effect, so Bingham was called in to fit new words to the music. The moment he heard
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