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Thread #39353   Message #1000008
Posted By: masato sakurai
10-Aug-03 - 09:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines
Subject: RE: captain jinks of the horse marines
Spaeth later gave the date as "1868" (Sigmund Spaeth, A History of Popular Music in America, Random House, 1948, p. 167):
    On August 17th, 1868, the Lingard Comedy Company headed by William Lingard, opened the Theatre Comique at 514 Broadway. In the troupe, direct from London, was Joseph K. Emmet, the great "Dutch" comedian (composer and singer od a famous Lullaby), the orchestra was conducted by Dave Braham, later associated with Harrigan and Hart as both composer and conductor. But Lingard himself was the star, perhaps the first successful female impersonator, a singer and a comedian, important also as a songwriter. He was responsible for the words of Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (T. Maclagan wrote the music) and this song, which Lingard introduced to America, became an immediate sensation. It was brought out by a number of publihers, with or without copyright notice, and had maintained a certain populrity ever since. (It was sung not so long ago in Lawrence Langner's successful revival of The Streets of New York.)