Sheet Music: Score
The doll song / music by Freddie Hill ; words by Charles Kingsley.
by Fred Hill (2000)
From Act III of the opera 'The Water babies'. It is sung by the fairy Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby to the assembled water babies.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (3p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — Any level. Piano part moderate difficulty
Duration: 2 mins
Words adapted from those of Charles Kingsley.
The style harks back unashamedly to a certain style of Victorian parlour ballad popular in Britain and the USA, and by extension, Australia. I like to think that the choice of harmonies and tone-colours somewhat transcends this mawkish genre.
This edition produced 2010.
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