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Thread #144110   Message #3332140
Posted By: Artful Codger
01-Apr-12 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Water Cresses
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Water Cresses
Yes, the "Jack came home" text is the one by Dibdin which I mentioned in passing above. The music is given in The Songs of Charles Dibdin, Vol. II (London: G. H. Davidson, 1848), though the song was written decades earlier.