Farm Collector

Ad Gives Nod to Gilbert and Sullivan

The music for the “Jolly Thresherman” (Farm Collector, January 2018) may have been from an Aultman & Taylor ad, but the tune is from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, “H.M.S. Pinafore.”

When I asked my daughter, Christina, who is the music expert in our family, to play it for me, she immediately identified it as “Sweet Little Buttercup.” At least Aultman & Taylor gave Arthur Sullivan credit for the music.

Clyde Eide, Bryan, Texas

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  • Published on Apr 3, 2018
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