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1846: Songs and poetry at The King's Head Inn

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Brighton Gazette - Thursday 09 July 1846

CUCKFIELD.

Mr Garrett, the rural vocalist, paid us a passing visit on Friday evening, and entertained a very respectable and numerous party at the King’s Head Inn, and the next evening met a select party of friends at the same place. The masterly manner in which he sang Mr Russell's popular melodies, “The Maniac”, “The Gambler's Wife,’’ “The Ship on Fire,” “Tubal Cain”, and “The Dream of the Reveller,” was highly gratifying The latter song was called for second time; and Mr Garrett did ample justice to some of Miss Cooke’s fine specimens of rural poetry, and fully realised the impression conveyed by the talented authoress in her popular productions.


The Kings Head c1900



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