Sunday, November 17, 2013

Print of the Day: The Ghost of Benjamin Binns, Twentieth C.

The Ghost of Benjamin Binns
Twentieth Century
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Keep your seat if you please, and don't be afraid, 
I am only a ghost, a poor harmless shade;
I would not hurt any one here if I could, 
And you couldn't do me much harm if you would.

“The Ghost of Benjamin Binns” was written and composed by Harry Dacre. This sheet music cover from the early Twentieth Century depicts music hall star Harry Randall in character as he sang the song. The music was published by Francis Bros & Day and printed by H.G. Banks. 

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