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Down In Piccadilly part 05

Down In Piccadilly part 05

Composer: Hall, Frank

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1888

Shelfmark: H.1258.(5.)

Item number: Tract (5.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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Piccadilly was designed and built in 1819, according to plans by John Nash. It became a stylish area and only the upper classes could afford to shop there. The world of the Victorian upper classes was complicated. Rules of etiquette were rigorous and to be seen doing the wrong thing was a terrible faux-par. Many songs parodied love and commented on society's attitude to love and this song is no exception. Hall sings that he has fallen in love with the perfect girl only to find that her father disapproves of the match. The father can be seen here chasing the couple down the street!

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