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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324              A CENTURY OF BALLADS
another instance of a song which the publishers refused, and which made an independent success on its own account Her friends liked the song so much that the composer decided to publish it herself, which she did under the title of "My Friend." Four years later, after a considerable number of copies had been sold, she received an offer for it from a publisher which she accepted. Then another publisher, who had refused it in the first instance, expressed a wish to have it, and succeeded in purchasing it, afterwards publishing it under its present title, since which it has enjoyed immense popularity.
Other songs of Emilie Clarke's which have achieved considerable success are "A Song of
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