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[Note 321.1] The text is a parody on a popular song 'The Sea!', written by English poet Bryan Waller Procter (1787-1874) under the nom-de-plume 'Barry Cornwall'. The poem was set to music by Sigismund Neukomm (1778-1858) and published in Anthems And Flute Melodies (British Library shelfmark h.1155.c) in 1818. The Sea! was printed as a broadside in Glasgow (ref http://digital.nls.uk/broadsides/broadside.cfm/id/16547. Another of Barry Cornwall's poems is the basis for Bar279 ~ The Nobby Waterman

 

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