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Charlotte Barnard was a balladeer and poet who composed music for songs written by herself and by others such as Alfred Tennyson and Charlotte Brontë. Over the span of eleven years she composed about a hundred songs and hymns, including some for children. Her music was popular in Britain and also in the USA. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 December 1830 Charlotte Alington Pye (later CB) was born in Louth, Lincolnshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
By late February 1866 CB's ballad "Come Back to Erin", published this year with Boosey and Co., became one of the best-known of all her songs. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 January 1869 CB, having left Ostend to return to England after visiting her disgraced father, died in Dover of typhoid fever. She was only thirty-eight years old. Bibliographic Citation link.
1877 CB's Thoughts, Verses and Songs was published posthumously by James Nisbet and Co. Bibliographic Citation link.
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