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Thread #57083   Message #3498283
Posted By: Jim Dixon
03-Apr-13 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Long Years Ago (from Shirley Collins)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Long Years Ago (from Shirley Collins)
From an article "The Wedding at Connevoe" by A. M. Williams, in The Catholic World, Vol. 37, No. 222 (New York: The Catholic Publication Society Co., September, 1883), page 758:

...and two charming young girls, sisters, one with a natural soprano and the other with an alto, and an exquisite, untaught harmony and feeling, sang modestly yet bravely a sweetly pathetic ballad whose title I could not learn. I afterward induced one of them to repeat it for a transcript, and, as I have never seen it in print, I venture to give it, although its simple pathos needs the voices that gave it for its full effect:It was a touch of pathos which the finest art could not reach.