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Thread #144110 Message #3331746
Posted By: Steve Gardham
31-Mar-12 - 05:48 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Water Cresses
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Water Cresses
No. I only have references to Water Cresses. The attribution to Clifton of 'The Watercress Girl' is a mystery to me and confusing. it certainly doesn't appear in my lists so is therefore not mentioned on the back of any of his sheet music I have, but that doesn't exclude from being his. Some of it was more obscure and the odd piece was published by other than Hopwood & Crew.
The H&C number for Water Cresses is 496 which would put it c1863.
Roy, whilst being a well-loved and prolific writer, has been known to get things wrong.
BTW what is the song sung by I think The Young Tradition 'Watercress-o'? The chorus goes 'Watercress-o, watercress-o, won't you buy a little bundle of watercress-o.'