Click on arrow to hear the song performed by Derek B. Scott, Professor of Critical Musicology, University of Leeds, to his own piano accompaniment c. 1980. Professor Scott comments that The English-Jewish singer pianist Russell influenced the direction and style of American and English commercial popular song in the late 1830s and the 1840s. This song was composed on an American tour, to a poem by Morris, which had been first published in the New York Mirror Magazine in 1830.
Scott, Derek B. The Singing Bourgeois: Songs of the Victorian Drawing Room and Parlour. 2nd ed. Aldershot, Hampshire; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2001.
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