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Thread #133214   Message #3019891
Posted By: Lizards
31-Oct-10 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: 'Where have you been all the night?'
Subject: Tune Req: 'Where have you been all the night?'
Hello.
First post here.
In the 1850's Henry Mayhew interviewed a blind London street Hurdy Gurdy player called Old Sarah. (Proper gurdy it seems, not the barrel organ variety.)
Among the tunes she lists in her repertoire is "Where have you been all the night?"
I can't find it in a search here.
I'm discounting the obvious "Where have you been all the day, Billy Boy" as it doesn't have the right rhyme at all - maybe I'm wrong!
Any help will be much appreciated, please.

I have other requests, too, from the same list, & will obediently create a new thread for each.
In case you know them: I'm also looking for her titles:
"Harlequin Hamlet" and "Moll Brook" neither if which I've turned up in the search here either.

With many thanks,
Lizards.