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India's reply

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written by J.P. Harrington ; composed George Le Brunn ; sung by Leo Dryden.
First line: A soldier I, a soldier true.
First line of chorus: England, ask the question when danger's nigh.
F & D. 4182.
'Francis, Day, & Hunter's Newest Comic Songs'--advertisement, page [6]
'Dagonet' of The Referee, says: 'The idea of popularising the soldiers of other races and creeds who serve under our banner with the English people first occurred to me as I sat last Saturday evening at the Canterbury Music Hall, and listened to the mighty cheer which greeted Mr. Leo Dryden when, dressed as an Indian Soldier, he sang "India's Reploy." There was no "Perish, India," sentiment among the thousands of spectators who sat packed like herrings in a barrel in every part of the popular place of entertainment. They cheered themselves hoarse for India and the brave natives who fight beneath her flag and I have heard no song greeted with such honest and genuine and patriotic enthusiasm since the great days of "The Russians shall not have Constantinople."'
Cover chromolithograph illustration: standing figure of Leo Dryden dressed as an Indian soldier, vignettes of Queen Victorian, Indian palace and Windsor Castle.

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Collection is open for research.

Citation

Le Brunn, George, "India's reply" (1895). Prints, Drawings and Watercolors from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:389238/

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