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GEORGE ALEXANDER LEE (1802-1851)

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 361 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GEORGE ALEXANDER LEE (1802-1851), English musician, was born in London, the son of Henry Lee, a pugilist and inn-keeper. He became " tiger " to Lord Barrymore, and his singing led to his being educated for the musical profession. After appearing as a tenor at the theatres in Dublin and London, he joined in producing opera at the Tottenham Street theatre in 1829, and afterwards was connected with musical productions at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. He married Mrs Waylett, a popular singer. Lee composed music for a number of plays, and also many songs, including the popular " Come where the Aspens quiver," and for a short time had a music-selling business in the Quadrant. He died on the 8th of October 1851.
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The music of the song "Kate Kearny" ("Oh! did you not hear of Kate Kearney?") was written by George Alexander Lee. The words are attributed to Lady Morgan.
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