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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successful songs that are not of a humorous order ; and his greatest success has been won with one of these, " Awake," which has had an extraordinary popularity.
Other songs of his, of both kinds, which have been immensely successful are " Dreams of Rest," " Memory's Garden," " I want somebody to love me," " My Moon," "Mandy," "The Flower Girl," " Ypsilanti," "In my Garden of Roses, "and "Echoes." It should be mentioned that the majority of the lyrics of his humorous songs are written by Arthur Davenport and Arthur Wimperis.
Another composer who, but for his untimely death, would have been in the front rank to-day of writers of this class of song, is the late Vere Smith, who founded the company known as "The Grotesques," for whose entertainment he originally supplied all the music, as in the case of Pelissier and "The Follies." His "Fairy­land," "Little Crimson Rose," "Hello, Martha," and " Ma Dusky Maid " are all well known, in addition to a number of popular songs which are being sung by "The Grotesques " at the present time.
With the last two songs mentioned above the name of Margaret Cooper is closely associated. She is also responsible for having created most of the songs written by Charles Scott Gatty, of
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