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Thread #169274 Message #4137575
Posted By: GeoffLawes
23-Feb-22 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: Any February Songs?
Subject: RE: Any February Songs?
THE ABSENT MINDED BEGGAR
28 Feb1900 was the end of the siege of the British garrison at Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa, during the Anglo Boer War. "The Absent-Minded Beggar" is an 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling, set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and used to raise money for soldiers fighting in that war.
Wikipedia:The Absent-Minded Beggar https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Absent-Minded_Beggar
The Absent-Minded Beggar (Arr. for 4 Voices and Piano) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52GsSJtri8Q
The Absent-Minded Beggar - Rudyard Kipling & Sir Arthur Sullivan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTGTsI7W6yU