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Thread #172431 Message #4173470
Posted By: Steve Gardham
30-May-23 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Garden Gate
Subject: RE: Origins: The Garden Gate
Upton also wrote 'Homeward and Outward Bound' the sea song/chanty which definitely made it into oral tradition in a variety of forms. Upton wrote several pieces which were printed along with TGG in the Universal Songster c1825 and if my memory serves me right he wrote most of his songs for the theatre in the late 18th century. I have The Garden Gate with music in Bingley's Select Vocalist which I need to date.
Whereas 'Outward Bound' exists in a variety of forms, quite different format from the original, TGG very rarely differs from the original, which is probably why people like Sharp didn't bother with it.