Archetypal Victorian 'Glee Club' piece, probably best known nowadays for the King's Singers' version, providing insight into domestic music-making and slightly macabre Victorian humour, this piece is printed from what must be contemporary plates -and is none the worse for that! Anonymous
- (Northampton, United Kingdom)
Guaranteed to raise a ripple of laughter around your audience, this three-minute black humour tale of frustrated love repays rehearsal rather than being a sight-reading piece. She is a pretty little gosling, he a gay young gosling. He migrates but returns to marry her, only to be told that the farmer's wife is cooking her that day. He remonstrates with the farmer's wife, and is rewarded with decapitation and roasting alongside his love: parted in life, together in death.
Roy Everett - (Ipswich, England)