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GUEST,Q Lyr Req: Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (28) RE: captain jinks of the horse marines 10 Aug 03


The Bodleian Library has a Glasgow broadside dated May 28, 1866; the song may be a little earlier than that. The 1868 sheet music at American Memory (see gargoyle, above) is listed as composed and sung by William Lingard. No composer is shown on the Glasgow broadside. Where is Lingard from?

In the third verse of the broadside (hat fell off), the line at the end of the verse is "Oh, that's the "cure" of the army" (as posted by Jeri from Spaeth.
In the 1868 sheet music, this reads "Oh, that's the curse of the army."

The horse was fed grain (corn) in the Glasgow song, but was fed maize (U. S. corn) on this side of the water.

Where did this vaudeville song originate?


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