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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Caroline Brown View Post
    I prefer it when Robert accompanies himself on the spoons, Gary.
    I'd forgotten all about the spoons. What a talent we have in our midst!

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  • Caroline Brown
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    I prefer it when Robert accompanies himself on the spoons, Gary.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    Dave:
    Always glad to help out, pardner.....
    I volunteer Bob Linford or Jerry Dunlop.
    Robert can be found performing the song outside Aldgate East station most days. Personally, I think the kazoo and washboard spoil the effect, but that's just personal taste.

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Originally posted by Howard Brown View Post
    Gary:

    Several contemporary sources say it was 'A Violet from Mother's Grave'
    Thanks, How.

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  • Howard Brown
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    Gary:

    Several contemporary sources say it was 'A Violet from Mother's Grave'

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  • Gary Barnett
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    Was Mary heard singing this song or 'A Violet from Mother's Grave'?

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  • Howard Brown
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    Dave:
    Always glad to help out, pardner.....
    I volunteer Bob Linford or Jerry Dunlop.

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  • David Green
    started a topic The Black Bag (Eric Jones-Evans)

    The Black Bag (Eric Jones-Evans)

    In Ripperologist 140 I published an article about ‘The Black Bag’, a Jack the Ripper play written by the Hampshire doctor Eric Jones-Evans. It was published in 1957 by the London theatre publishers Samuel French as No. 685 in their Acting Edition series. It’s a very scarce publication, but I’m fortunate to own a copy.

    At the back there is the score for ‘Sweet Violets’, an original song with words by Eric Jones-Evans and music by Ward Gardner. Ideally it is to be sung to the accompaniment of a barrel-organ. The song is used in the play as an interlude, and is heard in the background several times as a refrain. Mary Kelly sings the song when she leaves the Sailor’s Rest public house for the last time with her new doctor friend…

    Here’s the chorus and part of the score:

    Chorus
    Sweet violets all wet with the dew,
    Penny a bunch, laydee,
    Sweet violets freshly gathered for you,
    Penny a bunch, laydee,
    I’ve roses and daffy down dillys to sell,
    Jonquils and gilly flowers, tulips as well,
    But sweet violets all wet with the dew,
    They are the flowers for you, laydee.
    -- Eric Jones-Evans

    Can I invite anyone to sing it to a piano accompaniment and send in an audio file?

    David

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