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Old Time Music Hall Suite

£20.00

The Great British Music Hall was a cultural phenomenon that thrived in the early Victorian era as entertainment for theatre and musical acts. The popularity of the music hall made it a vital cultural and social institution embedded in British history. The public were treated to a wide range of performances, from gymnastic acrobatics to singing and dancing routines. 

This little suite contains four popular songs of that era,  Don't Dilly Dally On The Way (sometimes referred to as  My Old Man Said Follow the Van ) is followed by  The Man on the Flying Trapeze, a song about a flying trapeze circus performer, Jules Léotard (after whom the one-piece dancer's garment was named).The third song is Any Old Iron? a classic   music hall song perforned by the great Harry Champion. Many of the Cockney songs we know and sing today were in his repertoire. Then follows With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm , a darkly humorous song that tells of how the ghost of Anne Boleyn haunts the Tower of London, seeking revenge on Henry VIII for having her beheaded. The suite concludes with The End of My Old Cigar another Harry Champion favourite.

Iten Code: TPBE-014
Duration: 5'00"



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