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Thread #94336 Message #1828952
Posted By: Artful Codger
07-Sep-06 - 12:40 AM
Thread Name: Common poems set to music
Subject: RE: Common poems set to music
Not quite a pub song, but the theme song for the Anacreontic Society, a gentlemen's club in London. It was written by Ralph Tomlinson, who had been a president of the society. The tune appears to have been a collaborative effort by members of the society. However, as one definition of "Anacreontic" is "a drinking song", and the society members certainly did that, you're very close to the mark.