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Won't you Buy my Pretty Flowers?

Title - Won't you Buy my Pretty Flowers?
Contributors - Lizzie Ann Higgins
Reporters - Ailie Edmunds Munro

Summary - In this sentimental song, a girl stands under the light of a gas-lamp in the cold wind, pleading pitifully with passers-by to buy her flowers.

Lizzie Higgins says this is a pipe tune called 'The Gaslight Glitters' in pipe music books. She heard this song from her father [Donald Higgins], who heard it from his mother, whose father was a fine piper.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:04:16
Date Recorded - 1976.11.10
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 33576
Original Tape ID - SA1976.277
Original Track ID - SA1976.277.A3
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - R12906;

Item Notes - 1 verse of 8 lines; song repeated at higher pitch. Words by Arthur W. French, music by George W. Persley (1874).
See:
'Victorian Song' (M. W. Disher, 1955) p. 239
'The Fellowship of Song' (G. Dunn, 1980) pp. 236-240
'Reminiscences of Horsham' (H. Burstow, 1911) p. 119

Permanent Link - http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/fullrecord/33576/1




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