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The Circus Girl

First line:
I was a baby not so very long ago
first performed on 5 December 1896 at the Gaiety Theatre
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For The Circus Girl (Gaiety, 5 December 1896) a major attraction was the set, featuring a Parisian circus ring viewed from behind. The plot, such as it was, involved confusion between the circus people and a bunch of English folk let loose in Gay Paree. Leading lady Ellaline Terriss’s big hit was Monckton’s lilting A simple little string, whose currency extended to the ballroom, where it provided music for the ‘barn dance’.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2008


Monckton: Songs from the shows
CDA67654Archive Service


No 18: A simple little string  I was a baby not so very long ago
Track 14 on CDA67654 [4'06] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDA67654 track 14

A simple little string
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 14
    Release date: April 2008
    Deletion date: August 2013
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