Singing AB : 2, 4 [ends: 2018] The British duo, Flanders and Swann, were the actor and singer Michael Flanders (1922-1975) and the composer, pianist and linguist Donald Swann (1923-1994) who collaborated in writing and performing comic songs. A chance meeting in 1948 led to a musical partnership writing songs and light opera that have been sung by performers such as Ian Wallace and Joyce Grenfell. In December 1956, Flanders and Swann performed their own two-man revue At The Drop Of A Hat, which opened on New Years Eve. Over the course of 11 years, Flanders and Swann gave nearly 2,000 live performances. Although their performing partnership ended in 1967, they remained friends afterwards and collaborated on occasional projects. This songbook brings together 41 classic songs and represents a definitive collection. Lyrics are written out in full before each song. With an introduction by Donald Swann and including numerous illustrations by distinguished artists and cartoonists. 223 printed pages.