[Sound recording] So long Letty

Accession Number AWM2018.404.95
Collection type Sound
Measurement 5 min 0 sec
Object type Digital audio file
Physical description wave
Maker Hicks, Alan
Latham, Chris
Goodwin, Andrew
Wilson, Christina
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore, Narremburn
Date made 2018
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: AWM Licensed copyright

Copying Provisions Recording provided for personal, non-commercial and commemorative use. Permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use.
Source credit to Latham, Chris

Recording of the song titled 'So Long Letty', created as part of the Music and the First World War project. Music and lyrics written by Earl Carroll. Produced by Chris Latham, with Andrew Goodwin and Christina Wilson as vocalists and Alan Hicks on piano. This work was performed in the spirit of the time with some changes made for the modern ear.

Chris Latham, producer of this recording, notes: 'This song teaches by repetition. It is a beautiful song and is a love duet that would have been performed in a music hall. The lyrics of this song would have made it very poignant for the audience. It is written in G major, which is a simple major, but this song is poignant, pure and sweet.'

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