Cries of London - Love Songs

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    The picture is called A New Love Song only ha'-penny a-piece. - In a London without music-halls, with few concerts and operas (which in any case were available only to those who could pay the higher prices), the purveyor of love songs was a popular character. Entertainment was, for the most part provided by the amateur performer, and a constant supply of cheap material was of great importance.

    Although each call was probably quite individual this is one of them;
    Who will buy a new love song? Only a ha'-penny a piece...Who will buy a hew love song? Only a ha'-penny a piece.

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