by ARTHUR BENJAMIN
Conductor, TOM MORGAN
GLADYS RIPLEY (Contralto)
THE real name of ' Stephen Adams ' was JL Michael Maybriek , to all accounts as handsome a man as ever graced a concert platform. He sang under his own name, and sang, of course. his own songs. J. L. Molloy , another immensely popular song writer of the day whoso songs Maybrick also used to sing, either did not, or pretended not to know the facts. ' You have a splendid voice, Maybrick' he once said ; ' what a pitv you waste it on those rubbishy songs of Stephen Adams. ' But, even joking apart, songs which reached such colossal popularity as did the songs of Stephen Adams could not have been made up of rubbish. It is true The Holy City. which sold then by the million, and The Star of Bethlehem would have no such luck today, but only because our taste in these things is different, not necessarily better. Again, what is wrong with Nancy Lee ? It passed for a good sea-song, as indeed it is, and the words are not a whit more sentimental than Dibdin's Tom Bowling or the sacrosanct folk-song, The Golden Vanity, while the music has of course been bettered, but not very often in that type of song. In those days Nancy Lee was in the music-case of every young man on his way to a party. Du Manner immortalized the fact in Punch with his pen-drawing of ten young baritones turning up at an evening party each armed with a copy of Nancy Lee.
THE CHURCH OF H.M. DOCKYARD and ROYAL
Order of Service :
Voluntary by ROYAL MARINE BAND of Commander-in-Chief, The Nore (conducted by Commissioned Bandmaster, T. W. TRIMMER , R.M.)
First Verse of National Anthem (English Hymnal,
Hymn, Through the Night (English Hymnal,
No. 503; Ancient and Modern, No. 270)
Invitation, Confession, Absolution, Versiclos
Tho Launching Psalm (Psalm 107, vv. 23-31 and 43) Lesson, read by Rear-
Admiral C. W. ROUND-TURNER , C.M.G., Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Dockyard)
Hymn, Immortal, Invisible (English
Hymnal, No. 407; Church Hymnary, No. 12)
Creed ; Lesser Litany; Prayers
Hymn, Holy Father (English Hymnal, No. 520 ; Ancient and Modern, No. 595)
Address by the Chaplain, the Reverend C. P. G. Rose , R.N.
Hymn, Once to every Man (English
Hymnal, No. 563)
Admiral C. W.
Reverend C. P. G.
Appeal on behalf of THE WILLESDEN GENERAL HOSPITAL, by Mrs. H. B TATE, M.P .
Contributions will be gratefully received by Mrs. H. B. Tate , [address removed]
THIS Hospital is doing wonderful work for the sick and suffering in a huge district in North-West London. It is supported entirely by voluntary contributions, and is gravely handicapped by lack of funds to meet normal running expenses.
Mrs. H. B
Mrs. H. B.
WEATHER FORECAST, GENERAL News BULLETIN
ELEANOR KAUFMAN (Soprano) THE MICHAEL DORE TRIO:
MICHAEL DORÉ (Violin)
JACK BEAVER (Pianoforte)