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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?
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
The Absent-Minded Beggar (Arr. for 4 Voices and Piano)
The Absent-Minded Beggar - Rudyard Kipling & Sir Arthur Sullivan