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.