Michael Head (1900-1976) was an English composer, singer, pianist, teacher, broadcaster and adjudicator whose obscurity has more to do with his unassuming personality than any lack of talent. From over 100 songs this selection offers some of the f ...» More
No 2: Limehouse Reach
I fell in love with a Limehouse lass
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C Fox Smith (1882-1954)
Limehouse Reach (1948), the second of the Six Sea Songs to words by Cicely Fox Smith (1882–1954), was dedicated to Head’s mother. A tale of unrequited love, it is cast in the manner of a strophic folksong with a winsome tune, and harmony that has the same archaic ‘Elizabethan’ character of some of Warlock’s songs.