Saturday, April 21, 2012

At the Music Hall: Just Like the Ivy, 1903

 Just watch the ivy on that old garden wall
   Clinging so tightly what e'er may befall;
   As you grow older I'll be constant and true,
   And just like the ivy I'll cling to you.


With lyrics by A. J. Mills and music by Harry Castling, this song first appeared in 1903.  It’s sentimental theme of love and devotion quickly made it a hit on the music hall boards.  These enduring themes have given the song a lasting appeal and it’s still remembered fondly to this day.

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