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Thread #2952   Message #13697
Posted By: Shula
01-Oct-97 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music/Christopher Robin
Subject: RE: Poems of A.A.Milne Set to Music
Dear Alison,

Yes, indeedy! Title, "Vespers." Would love to have the tune. BTW, if you follow the Milne Links, as Bill in Alabama suggests, you may run into these tidbits:

"Vespers" antedates "When We Were Very Young" and was its seminal poem. Milne gave the rights to it, and hence a portion of later book royalties, to his wife as a present, never imagining the eventual value of his gift. The recorded song version was used by C. R. Milne's classmates at boarding school to torment him. Sad, no?

Dear Joe,

Spent awhile searching and came up with a tantalizing ref.:Fraser-Simson, Harold, Pooh song book, a compendium of Songs From "Now We Are Six", Teddy Bear And Other Songs, The King's Breakfast, 14 Songs From "When We Were Very Young", More "Very Young" Songs , &c (Godine, 1985, originals from Methuen 1920s).

Must rest now; perhaps another Milne fan can take up the quest.

Le Bon Dieu,

Shula