In My Young Days (Hastings, Ernest)

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Ross Duncan Boyle (2020/12/11)

Performers Ernest Hastings (1879-1940)
Publisher Info. London: Columbia, 1929. C: 5642.
Misc. Notes With his own piano accompaniment.
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Sheet Music


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Ross Duncan Boyle (2020/3/11)

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Ross Duncan Boyle (2020/3/11)

Publisher. Info. London: Francis Day and Hunter, 1930. Plate F. D. H. 19062.
Misc. Notes Special thanks to LIBRIS Sweden for sending me the score without request for payment.
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General Information

Work Title In My Young Days
Alternative. Title Humorous Song
Composer Hastings, Ernest
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IEH 1
Key D major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1930
First Performance. 1930
First Publication. 1930
Librettist Percy Beck (1881-1937)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voice, piano
Extra Information A humorous song about an old woman reminiscing about good her young days were. According to the composer's introduction on a 1929 Columbia record: "This is a sort-of dirge of those good old days everyone talks about, and nobody wants." When this song was written, this meant mid-Victorian years, nearly 150 years ago!