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Thread #40098   Message #3726037
Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Jul-15 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Scarlet and the Blue
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Scarlet and the Blue
Okay, time to resurrect this thread as remarkably we still haven't found the source. I collect sheet music and street literature and in all my years searching (at least 40) I have never seen anything that even could be the original and nor have other collectors I know of. plenty of oral versions. In fact it was very popular in the horse artillery regiments of WWI. I do think the Blockley connection is a red herring as I have plenty of Blockley's work both as publisher and composer/arranger and it is not mentioned on any of those sheets, or indeed anything like it.