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Thread #90963   Message #3174704
Posted By: MGM·Lion
22-Jun-11 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Lighter ~~ Don't agree about 'recent' sound of the tune. It is surely one of those pompety-pom old fashioned waltzes typical of a merry-go-round steam organ which could be heard on a fairground any time from about mid C19. It is, if it is a pastiche, such a good one of this genre that I can't help wondering if it is based on an actual one that one of the supposed creators of this song named early on in this thread (the Bullens?) might actually have heard. (Compare it, genre-wise, to the "La Ronde" song so popular in the early 1950s when Ophuls made his famous film based on Schnitzler's German Expressionist 1890s play Reigen.)

~M~