I've posted several pieces about the infamous 1965 flop musical Twang!! by Lionel Bart, including this song here a few months back. The show dealt with Robin Hood, by all accounts was a mess, and Bart put a lot of his own money it, which unfortunately push him towards bankruptcy and forced him to sell the rights to Oliver! (When producer Cameron Mackintosh revived the show in 1994, he nobly gave Bart a small piece of the profits.)
Though the original cast album exists, it's incredibly rare and equally expensive. Beyond that, there isn't much available from the score of Twang!! (or just Twang, the two exclamation marks are in question, and pop up at different times), but every once in a while, something appears. And this song is one of them. It's not from the original score itself, but was a recording that Lena Horne made. Dream Child is an interesting, evocative song. And as a standalone piece you might think, hmmm, that's intriguing. Not great, but artsy and of its time. But you certainly would not think, "Ahhhh, yes, Robin Hood." In fairness, that might be due to the arrangement, which I have to assume (or hope) was changed for Ms. Horne.
With songs rare from Twang!!, it's a treat to find one. So, for thems of you who appreciate such things. Here 'tis to appreciate.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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