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A Country Girl

first performed on 18 January 1902 at Daly's Theatre
author of text

A Country Girl (Daly’s, 18 January 1902) was set in Devon, but nevertheless managed to introduce an Indian Princess (Maggie May), who unsuccessfully attempts to woo the local squire. She introduces herself in Under the deodar, while the squire’s servant Barry (comedian Huntley Wright) gives his seafaring reminiscences in Yo ho, little girls, yo ho!. Later in Act 1 the village flirt Nan (Evie Greene) offers the invitation to Try again, Johnnie.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2008


Monckton: Songs from the shows
CDA67654Archive Service


No 02: Try again, Johnnie  Johnnie came from London town
Track 5 on CDA67654 [2'42] Archive Service
No 05: Yo ho, little girls, yo ho!  I went to sea as bold as A B
Track 4 on CDA67654 [3'37] Archive Service
No 11: Under the deodar  Over the mountain passes
Track 3 on CDA67654 [2'53] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67654 track 5

Try again, Johnnie
Recording date
3 July 2007
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Adrian Peacock
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Monckton: Songs from the shows (CDA67654)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: April 2008
    Deletion date: August 2013
    Archive Service
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