Maude V. White in House of the late Mr. W. G. Cusins, Wimpole Street, London. - 1879
from Friends and Memories, page 177:
I sang “My ain kind dearie.” I heard afterwards that it was that song that had made Sir Arthur [Sullivan] my friend, for he mentioned it to Signor Randegger, and referred amusingly to the hoarse voice in which I sang it. The hoarse voice, alas, is mine still, and on the day of the competition it was even more like a raucous bass than it is now, for I had hardly recovered from a really dreadful cough from which I had been suffering all the winter.
I was trembling as I finished playing and singing the last notes, and felt really giddy with excitement.
Maude V. White, Friends and Memories (London, 1914), p. 177. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1452081756291 accessed: 23 February, 2024
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My ain kind dearie
written by Maude V. White
|performed by Maude V. White
|in the company of others, in private, indoors