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Isabella, The Barber's Daughter part 07

Isabella, The Barber's Daughter part 07

Composer: Clifton, Harry

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: H.1264.(8.)

Item number: Tract (8.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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A distinctive type of song became popular in the Music Halls of the 19th Century. Songs typically had a limited musical range consisting of a verse or chorus with simple lyrics, which the audience could pick up quickly, and the performer would adopt a caricatured persona. The lyrics of this song include 'Her eyes were as black as the pips of the pear', which sounds a little strange to us but would have been a common term of endearment. Harry Clifton takes his audience on a tour of attractions around London such as Madame Tussaud's and Kew Gardens.

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