The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55420 Message #2848999
Posted By: Artful Codger
24-Feb-10 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Old Bachelor
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Old Bachelor
As I posted above, "The [Stern] Old Bachelor", as quoted from Lingenfelter &o., was set to the tune "Pure Cold Water". I believe this may have been the temperance song "Cold Water" written by the famous (at the time) Hutchinson Family. The complete lyrics can be found in Asa Hutchinson's Book of Words of the Hutchinson Family (1851; see Google Books or Internet Archive). But, sadly, the tune is not given. I know it's a long shot, but does anyone have any book which provides a score for this song?