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Thread #28581 Message #3278943
Posted By: Mick Pearce (MCP)
23-Dec-11 - 11:34 AM
Thread Name: Mummers Songs
Subject: RE: Mummers Songs
Three of them look more like tune titles, as Malcolm suggested above.
However, there is a reference to Johnny's Up The Orchard in a book Sharps, Flats, Gamblers and Racehorses: "There we would roar out " Dear Old Pals " or " Johnny's up the Orchard " with the great Mac-Dermott", suggesting that there was indeed a song.
So a bit of looking found a broadsheet titled Johnny's Up The Orchard at UCLA. Sadly it's in a special collection and isn't available online.Here's the online search ref:
Johnny's In the Orchard (I found it originally in a reference document for the collection).
If you scroll down to: Box 8 Folder 16, you'll find the entry.
Perhaps someone in the area could look it up for you.
(I'll have a look for the others now).