[Lady Margaret Sackville, poet and Ramsay MacDonald's lover.] Manuscript score of song titled 'Pierrot', with 'Words by Lady Margaret Sackville' and 'Music by Ann Pearce'.

Lady Margaret Sackville (1881-1963), English poet and children’s author, lover of Labour Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, daughter of Earl De La Warr, cousin of Vita Sackville-West [Ann Pearce]
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Without words and music.
SKU: 20890

4pp., 4to. In red ink on bifolium of printed music paper. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with a few minor smudges. The song is andante, and the lyrics begin: 'Pierrot, lovesick And out of tune, Took his guitar and sang to the moon. Sang all night With mouth awry, Whilst light clouds drifted across the sky.' Also included is a Post Office Telegram from 'Aunt Margery' to 'Lady Catherine Sackville Fishers gate Withyham', 29 July 1946: 'Terribly disappointed held up missed train by one minute best love'..From the Sackville papers. No trace of this piece has been found, either on OCLC WorldCat or elsewhere, and nothing has been discovered regarding the composer Ann Pearce. According to the article which broke the news of Lady Margaret Sackville's affair with Ramsay Macdonald, Daily Telegraph, 2 November 2006, she was 'a poet who mixed with writers such as W B Yeats and Wilfred Scawen Blunt, was a friend of Lady Ottoline Morrell, a leading member of the Bloomsbury Set'.