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[Note 201.1] Annie Adams was not noted for her good looks and the cover of the song sheet in the British Library is a fair portrait of her. Johnny the Engine Driver was one of her most popular songs [Ref: Baker, R.A.; British Music Hall, an Illustrated History, pp86-87]

The driver's uniform is very similar to that shown in The Driver of 1852 (see T020) and is probably rendered truthfully.

Although it is a light-hearted piece, it conforms to the heroic view of the engine driver prevelent at the time.

[Note 201.2] "And he is to be mine":-

[Note 201.3] "I long to see my love Come back again all right":- The frequency of accidents at this time gave substance to the heroine's concern.

 

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