My Old Dutch
(1892) is a music hall song (words: Albert Chevalier; music:. 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.