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Thread #154595   Message #3628203
Posted By: GUEST
26-May-14 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Land of green ginger
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Land of green ginger
The song which Paul Davenport posted above (which, if the oak apples bit is de rigueur, is not the song Ian seeks) is called "Faithless Maria" and was written by the English music hall performer Harry Clifton ca. 1866. There are a couple of threads on it elsewhere on Mudcat, in particular, this one

Lyr Req/Add: Land of Green Ginger/Faithless Maria

in which I posted both the lyrics and the melody (ABC and MIDI), which Michael Heaney copied out from the original sheet music stored in the Bodleian Library expressly so they could be posted on this site.

Sorry I can't be of use in the present song search. Just wanted to make the attribution of the above song clear.