EARLY IDAHO SONGS OF THE MONTH April 2010
I Want to Go to Idaho. Sheet music for this light hearted stage song was published in Australia in 1908. The song was "written and composed by Mellor, Lawrance and Gifford" and sung by "Miss Lillian Lea, & Messrs. Forman & Fannan in William Anderson's Pantomime "Babes in the Wood". Staged by G. Keppel-Stephenson." The song appears to be part of the general infatution about western America, often highly romanticized as in this case, at the end of the Victorian era. The piano instrumental rendition here is by Sean Rogers (piano and lead vocals) and Gary Eller (banjo and harmony vocals). The rendition also appears on the CD/booklet High Tone Music of Idaho (2010).
No instrumental posted for April, 2010.
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