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Publication date
1855
Language
English
ISWC
T-912.859.462-7 ISWC
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disputed credits public domain
Comments
Septimus Winner took the tune from African American street musician named Richard Milburn, aka "Whistling Dick".
The original sheet music for this work from the 1850s shows the lyrics were written by "Alice Hawthorne", which was a pseudonym for Septimus Winner.
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