To which Samantha replied:
Do you know any song speaking about the Concertina Player..?
That's a song she translated from the Russian, and originally about a bayan player (a bayan is a kind of Russian accordion), but she plays anglo while she sings it, and as the translator she's allowed her poetic license.
Why My Concertina Sings, which is in the Tune-o-Tron.
Then there's "Fiddler's Green", with the line that goes
..."I'll play me old squeezebox as we sail along".
It doesn't specify what kind of "squeezebox", but I first heard it from Louis Killen, accompanying himself on the English, and I've been told that its composer is an anglo player.
There's an old (© 1939, E. DeLazarro/H. Adamson) song titled "Ferryboat Serenade", which mentions "...the man who played the concertina...". I have it on the CD Angels In Daring by Kallet, Epstein and Cicone, but I think it was originally recorded by the Andrews Sisters.
Then there's a contemporary "folk" song, the name and author of which I can't remember right now, with the first verse...
And there are lines about a concertina in the humorous Irish song "Invitation to a Funeral".
If the fiddle string felt no bow stroke,
If the concertina bellows broke,
If no one sang or cracked a joke,
The what's the good in living?
I seem to recall a song on one of the Chemnitzer websites about getting a concertina for Christmas.
Sorry I can't provide music for any of these immediately.
Any additions would be welcome... but that's why I started this new Topic.