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Roses of Picardy

A research in progress

 

 

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Roses of Picardy, One Hundred Successful Years

A lecture by Gilles Gouset




Haydn Wood's manuscript.
Sketches of the refrain and verses of Roses of Picardy (1916).
This unique document is hold by the Royal Academy of Music's Museum, London, UK.


 

 

Sheet music,
published in the USA (1918).


 

Roses of Picardy was Chappell's best-selling song in the USA.
Advertisement in the weekly Music Trade Review, from 29 June to 17 August 1918.


 

Sheet music cover,
USA, fall 1923.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music shop window
in Philadelphia, USA, 1924.

 


 

Sheet music cover,
France, 1918.

 


 

Sheet music cover,
Germany, 1920.

 


 

 

Roses of Picardy Fox Trot,
arranged by Chas. N. Grant, published in the USA by Chappell-Harms in 1923.


 

Haydn Wood and Dorothy Court are in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1923.
(Journal d'Anvers, 21 September 1923).


 

17 years old André Jouannet copied in 1929 the French lyrics of Roses of Picardy in his songbook, while he was listening to Fred Gouin on a Odéon record.


 

Roses of Picardy is one of the most requested tune at the Putney Vale Crematorium, London, UK.
(list sent by the Putney Vale Crematorium, 6 September 2004).

 


 

   

Postcard and matchbook.
Hotel Mueblebach was built in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1915.
Cafe Picardy was one of the restaurants in this luxurious hotel.
There is little doubt that the band entertained the customers to Roses of Picardy.


 

 

Woodland String Band,
at the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, 1 January 1949.



45 rpm record covers.


 

Advertisement.
Vince Hill's Roses of Picardy reached nº 13 on the UK charts in 1967.
(New Musical Express, 6 May 1967).

 

45 rpm record covers,
for the United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, and Yugoslavia.


 

33 rpm record cover,
Canadian reissue of Mr. Banjo's Back In Town (originally issued in the USA, early 1960s).


 

Advertisement published in the Happy Home on 27 September 1919.

Postcard (7,20 x 10,40 cm).

The Happy Home and My Weekly both published in London, UK, included short love stories.

 


 

Lyrics by Sidney Holden,
music by Otto Motzan,
image by Barbelle.
© Otto Motzan, New York, 1927

 


 

In this novel published in the UK in 1980, the Roses of Picardy is a fabulous ruby necklace, lost for centuries, over which hung a curse.

Cover: Granada Publishing Limited, 1981.

 

 

Mini-bottle of perfume,
found in the USA.


 

Slide to promote the film Roses of Picardy,
a Gaumont-British production, directed by Maurice Elvey, filmed in Nice (France) in February 1927.

 


 

 

Roses of Picardy in films

A list of films in which Roses of Picardy is performed or listened to by the characters,
or is used as background music.

 

 


 

 

Marie Rose Julie Billiart,
born at Cuvilly (Oise, France) in 1751 and died in Belgium in 1816.
She was canonized on 22 juin 1969.

Book published by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Reading, Ohio,1936.


 

 

Gwen Ware was a volunteer nurse in the British Army from 1916 to 1918.
The Museum of Farnham (United Kingdom) published her diaries in 1984.

Ancestors, nº 43, March 2006.
© Wharncliffe Publishing, 2006.


 

   

Roses of Picardy,
motel in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
Opened in 1934 at the crossroads of routes 1 and 301, it was demolished in the early 2000s.


 

 

Google Maps

Roses of Picardy, a street in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

 


 

Picardy,
secateurs sold in Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain, and Italy, 2012.


 

Camembert label,
Côte d'Opale Dairy, Verton (Pas-de-Calais, France).


 

























China and earthenware,
made in England, France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, USA, Canada, an Japan.

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Picardy,
glass, by Morgantown
(Virginia, USA, 1940s).

 

Picardy,
glass, by Tiffin
(Ohio, USA, 1960s).

 

Beer mug, Picardy, France, 1973.


 

Picardy,
Fothergay fabric (Great Britain).


 

 

Tablecloth,
Prints Charming (USA).


 

 

Apron,
Carlton's Gay Lady (Great Britain).


 


Times (London), 5 November 1985.


 

Rose de Picardie,
curtain, by Lucille Laflamme (Tricot Selection special issue Crochet d'art).
© Éditions de Saxe, 2001






Real Silk Company, Indianapolis (USA).
© Taylor System of Color Harmony, New York, 1925


Picardy,
knitted dress (McCall's Needlework & Crafts, spring-summer 1965).
© McCall Corporation, 1965


 

 

Roses in Picardy,
blouse, by Darma Bregoli (Magic Crochet, nº 85, August 1993).
© Les Éditions de Saxe S.A., 1993


 

Roses of Picardy,
quilted bedspread (Quilt, spring 1995).
© Harris Publications, Inc., 1994

 

Picardy Roses,
quilted bedspread, by Dee Rinard, Abilene, Texas (Old-Fashioned Patchwork, summer 1992).
© Harris Publications, Inc., 1992


 

Cushion,
found in the USA.


 

Roses of Picardy,
mat (Magic Crochet, nº 101, april 1996).
© Les Éditions de Saxe S.A., 1996


 

 

Rug worsted,
Dritz (USA).


 

Roses of Picardy,
cake, by Pat Garner, Hazlemere, United Kingdom (Sugarcraft, nº 11, july-august 1995).
© Squires Kitchen Magazine Publishing Ltd., 1995


 

 

Labels of citrus fruits crates (California).


 

   

Jigsaw puzzle (USA).
© The Tuco Work Shops, Inc., 1933


 



Robert Raikes doll,
dress and accessories by the American Kit Company (USA).


 

Medal,
motorcycles rally, Saint-Quentin (Aisne, France), 1973.


 

Card,
French stamp Picardie, first day card, 15 November 1975.


 

Envelope,
French stamp Picardie: La rose, first day cover, 25 April 2009.


 

Vintage car rally, France, March 2003.


 

Kabrin, 2007. 


 

Roses of Picardy, One Hundred Successful Years

A lecture by Gilles Gouset


Home A short biography Available sheet music Roses of Picardy: the real story
About us Days in the life of Haydn Wood The recorded works The lyrics of Roses of Picardy
Contact us Haydn Wood and Slaithwaite Live performances Roses of Picardy printed music
  Haydn Wood and the Isle of Man   The performers of Roses of Picardy
The Haydn Wood Music Shop Haydn Wood, symphonist   A discography of Roses of Picardy
Our CD A Breezy Ballad Haydn Wood and films   Les enregistrements de Roses de Picardie
Our lectures Haydn Wood 2009   Roses of Picardy in films
      Roses of Picardy: a research in progress

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