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Posted By: rich-joy
26-Mar-05 - 01:14 AM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Long looked for come at last'
Subject: RE: 'Long looked for come at last' -from ??
The Nick Caffrey CD of the same name has this to say in the booklet :

" Long Looked For Come At last (3.07) - This simple song of love was very popular in the South of England in the early part of this century. The words were collected by Dr George Gardiner and the tune collected by H. Balfour Gardiner from William Winter, Andover, Hampshire, 1 October 1906. The missing lines were supplied from a version collected by Alfred Williams from Mrs Jane Wall of Driffield, Gloucestershire"

Nick is also a member of excellent a cappella (mostly), harmony trio "Th' Antique Roadshow", who also have recordings to their credit.

Cheers! R-J