3 2 It’s Gone

It’s Gone is the second song of the Third Volume of Alfred Scott Gatty’s Plantation Songs. According to the records of the Gramophone Company, it was never recorded by the Zono Minstrels.

Lyric

I had a black silk topper hat,
In our Plantation, long ago!
But someone down upon him sat,
In our Plantation, long ago!
But it’s gone!
Yes it’s gone!
Where to?
I don’t quite know,
But dis I say I saw one day
De boys at football wid him play,
And it’s gone!
Yes it’s gone!
Gone, gone clean away

I had a voice like moulting bird,
In our Plantation, long ago!
A fouler organ ne’er was heard,
In our Plantation, long ago!
But it’s gone!
Yes it’s gone!
Where to?
I don’t quite know,
It went away one fine wet day
When I tried to reach the tip-top A,
And it’s gone!
Yes it’s gone!
Gone, gone clean away

I had a pocket full of cash,
In our Plantation, long ago!
And didn’t I then just cut a dash!
In our Plantation, long ago!
But it’s gone!
Yes it’s gone!
Where to?
I don’t quite know,
It went away one fine wet day
In drinks all round, dey made me pay,
And it’s gone!
Yes it’s gone!
Gone, gone clean away

I lov’d a little sweetheart, Sall,
In our Plantation, long ago!
A right down slap-up first class gall,
In our Plantation, long ago!
But she’s gone!
Yes she’s gone!
Where to?
I don’t quite know,
She went away one fine wet day
With a one-legg’d man in a two-horse shay,
And she’s gone!
Yes she’s gone!
Gone, gone clean away

Sheet Music

It’s Gone

The sheet music of all 24 Plantation Songs is available as part of the Site Member Downloads. These Site Downloads were previously available through an automated service, but due to a change in policy of the service provider this is no longer possible. If you wish to own the Downloads, please contact me through the Contact Form, and I will reply as soon as I receive your message.

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The Site Member Downloads include –

* The original WAV audio transfers of the Zono Minstrels recordings which are currently available. These will allow you to hear the songs in a far higher sound quality than the YouTube versions on the public site, and also to add them to your computer file system and portable music player, and even to burn off a compact disc should you desire to do so

* The JPEG images of the record labels for the songs which are available

* The complete sheet music for all 24 Plantation Songs. This is now available in three different formats – colour, greyscale and monochrome. The scores have now been restored to the highest standard possible, which has taken many hours of work.

The scans of the extremely rare Fourth Volume were obtained courtesy of the North East of Scotland Music School in Aberdeen, who accepted a donation of my paper copies of Volumes 1 & 2 in exchange for scans of the rare volume.

The PDF files are not intended to be pixel-perfect reconstructions. They are intended to be as accurate a representation as possible of the originals published by Boosey & Co. between 1900 and 1902, as they would have been in mint condition. The colour has been added after blemish removal and repair have been carried out, to create a perfect uniform background across all scores.