MYS­TERY SONG

Evergreen - - Spring 2016 -

MADAM: I was very pleased to read in “Percy’s Post Bag” ( Au­tumn 2015) that Mrs. S. D. Ku­ral from Western Aus­tralia, knew the song “Sleepy Val­ley”, from an old film The Rain­bow Man. I looked it up on Google, and was even able to lis­ten to the song be­ing sung, amaz­ing.

All my life I have won­dered about the song which we knew as “Roses Round the Door”. My mother sang to us as chil­dren; I have sung it to mine and my grand­chil­dren, and oth­ers. They all asked if there were any more verses.

A scene from The Danc­ing Years ( 1939) star­ring Ivor Nov­ello. A reader re­calls some of her favourite mu­si­cals. See let­ter above.

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