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Simon the Cellarer

First line:
Old Simon the cellarer keeps a rare store
composer
author of text

 
John Liptrot Hatton belonged to a class of entertainers at the piano who were highly popular in Victorian Britain. Despite a rudimentary musical education, he was a prolific composer, his works embracing religious and stage music as well as songs. He toured America, as well as Britain, and was recognised as a jolly character, with a head one lady admirer likened to ‘a boiled egg with a fringe round it’. His character seems to be reflected in this 1850s song about the wine-loving Simon, which became a favourite of Victorian baritone Charles Santley, who—like Hatton himself—was from Liverpool.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2003

Recordings

More songs my father taught me
CDA67374

Details

Track 18 on CDA67374 [3'17]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67374 track 18

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-37418
Duration
3'17
Recording date
9 January 2002
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. More songs my father taught me (CDA67374)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: June 2003
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