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A Thing or Two

A song for medium voice & piano, probably composed 1947-1948 when the composer collaborated on a number of songs with Ted Cranshaw. Both were involved in the Footlights Dramatic Club; on the Footlights website Alumni section Ted Cranshaw is credited with contributing words in the 1947-48 season, and as Stage Manager and Press on the 1948-49 season. Tranchell was credited as Musical Director in 1939-40, 1947-48, and as contributing music, or music and lyrics, in 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1957-58.

First line: People say I'm a “vamp”, dear, but they're wrong.

Free typeset score of A Thing or Two

Image from the cover sheet of 'A Thing or Two', a song by Peter Tranchell and Ted Cranshaw
Image from the cover sheet of A Thing or Two, a song by Peter Tranchell and Ted Cranshaw
A recording of Peter Tranchell performing the song:

A second version of the song also survives, with identical music but different lyrics. This version is titled Song from “The Dowager”.

Free typeset score of Song from “The Dowager”