Chronology:   Bargery Number | Main Themes:
1800-09     |  - Pleasure trips to Margate
1810-19  242; 628; 652 |  - The technical wonders of steam
1820-29  006; 195; 618; 722 |  - 
1830-39   |  
1840-49  419; |  
Uncertain   |  



The Songs

With the possible exception of the 'Excursion to Putney' all these songs bear the signs of having been produced for the Pleasure Garden or popular Theatre. Steam boat travel is portrayed as a leisure activity and mainly for the rich.

Historical Background




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