My Home Rule Dutch

My Home Rule Dutch

John Gordon Thomson (1841-1911)

Fun 57-58 (14 June 1893): 245

Text beneath the main caption: “As sung by the G[rand]. O[ld]. M[an].”

The title plays upon the popular sentimental musical hall song My old Dutch, a cockney's tribute to his wife of many years. Through the window we see the moon with “Majority” written upon it — a majority in Parliament that Gladstone lost when Chamberlain defected.

  • Listen to Chevalier’s My old Dutch
  • Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the University of Minnesota library.

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