Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harold Child

Letter No.: 

13 Cheyne Walk,

My dear Child
And this just as I am beginning to enjoy myself and things are going to hum!  I spent all yesterday afternoon and evening over Hugh's song and I think it's turning out very good, also the 'Linnet' song has got a very nice little tune.  I'm most awfully distressed if I gave you a wrong impression by my letter - all I meant was that there was going to be no big bow-wow about my music - but just easy going stuff suitable (I hope) for a comic opera.  Now don't let us put each other off just as things are beginning to go with a swing.  I'm getting more and more excited about it every day.  Send me some more as soon as ever you can as I shall soon have done all you have sent me.
Yours ever,
R. Vaughan Williams


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MS Mus. 1714/2/4, ff.31-32
R.V.W.: a biography, p.407