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Paddington Green part 08

Paddington Green part 08

Composer: Jonghmans, E

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: H.1783.n.(37.)

Item number: Tract (37.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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Visiting the halls was a form of escapism for audiences, the working classes could enjoy a meal, have a few drinks, meet their friends and be entertained for a reasonable price. The song sheets for these music hall songs were in great demand by the middle classes. Sheets sold for about 3 shillings, which would have been a considerable sum for the workers. Being able to play or sing the songs in the home added a respectability to a rather risqué form of entertainment.

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