He Plays Comic Music Across the Broadgate
DESCRIPTION: "He plays comic music across the Broadgate But some of the notes are rather difficult to get He's got an ammunition for watering flowers." He makes ladies' shoes and charges six shillings and sixpence.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan7)
KEYWORDS: nonballad music
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan7 1449, "He Plays Comic Music Across the Broadgate" (1 fragment)
NOTES: The current description is based on the GreigDuncan7 fragment.
I have no idea what this is about. - BS
Wild guess: It's a music hall song about a wannabe-musician who makes his actual living lighting lamps and such. I've seen several such songs, though this doesn't appear to be one of them. In a way, it's a sideline of the "shabby genteel" songs -- the guy wants to be a light opera singer but doesn't have what it takes. - RBW
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