O dear, what can the matter be (Granville Bantock)
- Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2020-10-16). Score information: A4, 8 pages, 126 kB Copyright: CPDL
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Title: O dear, what can the matter be
Composer: Granville Bantock
First published: 1930
Description: Published by Joseph Williams Ltd, St Cecilia series 19, no 21
Original text and translations
R.: Oh, dear me! Johnny's so long at the fair.
Oh, dear! Oh dear me!
Oh, dear! what can the matter be?
He promised he'd buy me a fairing should please me,
He promised he'd bring me a bunch of blue ribbons,
And it's oh, dear! what can the matter be?
He promised he'd bring me a basket of posies
A little straw hat to set off the blue ribbons,
And it's Oh, dear! what can the matter be?
And then for a kiss, oh! he vow'd he would tease me, Oh dear me!
To tie up my bonny brown hair.
Oh, dear, me! Dear, dear, me. Oh, dear me.
A garland of lilies, a garland of roses, Oh, dear me!
that tie up my bonny brown hair.
Oh, dear me! Dear, dear me!