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The New Christmas Dinner Song

December 24, 2018
by the gentle author

I am grateful to John Foreman, Folk Singer and Printer of the Catnap Press in Camden Town, also known as The Broadsheet King, who kindly sent me his reprint of The New Christmas Dinner Song as originally published by Taylor of Brick Lane in the nineteenth century

John Foreman, The Broadsheet King

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  1. AndrewH permalink
    December 24, 2018

    Thanks GA, very Happy Christmas to you and yours & Schrodinger!

  2. December 24, 2018

    Nat may be The Broadsheet King……but YOU are the King of Optimism.
    Thanks for starting my day with insights and fascinations.
    Happy Holidays to all, from the Hudson River Valley…..where there is a sugar dusting
    of snow this morning.
    Onward and upward!

  3. Linda Granfield permalink
    December 24, 2018

    I like the lesson on ‘how to kiss a girl in crinolines’! A fellow should remember those hearty instructions for when Fashion once more brings such skirts into style!
    Merry Christmas to GA from Toronto.
    All best wishes for 2019.

  4. Elizabeth Olson permalink
    December 24, 2018

    Happy Christmas GA, from the wilds of Squamish, B.C. Thank you for a lovely beginning to each and every day.

  5. Gary Arber permalink
    December 24, 2018

    A Happy Christmas to you G.A.
    If you take one of your Christmas Eve late night walks through sleeping London, Take Care.
    Thank you for another year of excellent content
    All of the Best for the New Year

  6. December 24, 2018

    Merry Christmas, Shrodinger and Gentle Author.

  7. Amanda permalink
    December 25, 2018

    Merry Christmas Morning
    dear Gentle Author and Schrödinger

    Thank you for writing inspiringly on topics which have sent me not only exploring so many of the places you write of, but also delving into literature l would never have discovered.

    Being introduced to the GA has expanded my mind, my happiness and and restored my confidence in travelling about hectic London after a long absence living quietly by the sea abroad.

    Not quite sure about the dubious reprinted lyrics in the DOODAH song
    : – ) but Nat is certainly a natty dresser in his indigo chords topped by those magnificent fuchsia slippers fit for a king.
    The photo brought warm memories of my own beloved Dad’s attire who still wore amazing clothes in his 70s.

    Thoroughly recommend the GA’s LONDON ALBUM – a snapshot of so many of his writings and brill photography.
    Hours of purring pleasure….

  8. December 26, 2018

    To all of you:

    *** MERRY CHRISTMAS! ***
    *** JOYEUX NOËL! ***

    Love & Peace

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