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My Old Dutch
Last updated: 11.04.22
My Old Dutch (1892) is a music hall song (words: Albert Chevalierr; music: his brother. Auguste Chevalier pseudonym: Charles Ingle and published by Reynolds & Co., London. It was dedicated To my old friend & brother actor - William Mackintosh. It has been described as one of Chevalier's most popular works and that the song was possibly written as a tribute to Chevalier's wife Florrie.
That I came to have this song in my repertoire is entirely due to one Ingrid Barbour in Bremen. She had engaged me to produce a musical event for her Family Festival at Bruns Garten, Bremen on 30th May 2009. This was also to celebrate forty years of marriage to her English husband, David.
"Gesagt, getan", I got my friends Nina Kreft and Manfred Eichholz to join me and a nice little songbook for the programme was produced, the title being We've Been Together Now For Forty Years. The song not being in any of my songbooks - it took sometime to track it down in the Internet.
Poignantly, when in New Zealand, I sang it to my brother and sister-in-law on their wedding anniversary. Really sadly just a few years later I sang it again at a private recital with Dr Oliver Rosteck and my friends in the Bremer Geschichtenhaus on the day after learning she had died.
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pdf15.gif My Old Dutch (1892) C. Ingle (music)
A. Chevalier (words)
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youtube15.jpg My Old Dutch (3:03) Roy Hudd
youtube15.jpg My Old Dutch (1898) (1:59) A. Chevalier