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).
'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

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