Honeysuckle and the Bee (Ellaline Terriss) Sheet music download

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The Honeysuckle and the Bee.
As sung by Ellaline Terriss.
Written by Alb. H. Fitz, Composed by Wm. H. Penn

This is an excerpt from the Album "Sixty Old Time Variety Songs' which is also available for download.
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Ellaline Terriss
In 1888, at the age of sixteen, Terriss made her professional London stage debut with Cupid's Messenger in the role of Mary Herbert at London's Haymarket Theatre. Petite, pretty and talented, she attracted the praise of both critics and the public. She was given a three-year contract by producer Charles Wyndham, first playing Madge in Why Women Weep. She also attracted a promising young actor, Seymour Hicks. They married in 1893.

In 1892, Terriss starred in Faithful James (by B. C. Stephenson), with Brandon Thomas at the Court Theatre. In December 1893, Terriss starred in the title role in the successful and famously lavish version of the "fairy pantomime" Cinderella, produced by Henry Irving with music by Oscar Barrett. Toward the end of the run, Hicks took over the role of Thisbe, one of Cinderella's half-sisters. They brought this production to America under the management of George Edwardes. The following season, Terriss played a supporting role in the W. S. Gilbert and Frank Osmond Carr comic opera His Excellency.

In 1895, Ellaline Terriss was a replacement in the London George Edwardes hit, The Shop Girl, joining her husband as co-star, which they repeated on Broadway. They toured America in 1895, where they befriended the American novelist Richard Harding Davis. At the instance of Gilbert, Hicks wrote a drama called One of the Best, a vehicle for Terriss's father William Terriss at the Adelphi Theatre, based on the famous Dreyfus trial. The Hickses were frequent guests of Gilbert at his estate in Grim's Dyke. Terriss next played the title role, May, in My Girl (1896 at the Gaiety. Another early success for the young couple was The Circus Girl (1896; Terriss made Lionel Monckton's song, "A Little Bit of String" into a major hit). Hicks and Terriss both had a comedy background, and they transformed the "lovers" roles in musicals from overly sentimental to mischievous and light-hearted.

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