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 Mrs Charlotte Alington Barnard, who used the pseudonym "Claribel," was one of the most commercially successful ballad composers of the 1860s, and her songs were to be heard in British and American homes for the rest of the century, despite her early death.


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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