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Posted By: GUEST,Stories from the Wishing Well
10-Dec-03 - 08:17 PM
Thread Name: Fivepeny piece, anyone remember them?
Subject: RE: Fivepeny piece, anyone remember them?
"My Brother Sylveste" is often to be heard in the folk clubs of Britain. The song was published in 1908 as "My Brudda Sylveste" with words by Jesse Lasky, music by Fred Fischer.
Songs depicting immigrant nationals were understandably very popular in the USA a hundred years ago, as people were still arriving by the boatload. The Italian aspect of the song seems to have disappeared in all current versions.
British versions always include the "don't push just shove plenty of room for you and me" interlude
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