1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Lee, George Alexander
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Lee, George Alexander
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LEE, GEORGE ALEXANDER (1802-1851), English musician, was born in London, the son of Henry Lee, a pugilist and innkeeper. He became “tiger” to Lord Barrymore, and his singing led to his being educated for the musical profession. After appearing as a tenor at the theatres in Dublin and London, he joined in producing opera at the Tottenham Street theatre in 1829, and afterwards was connected with musical productions at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. He married Mrs Waylett, a popular singer. Lee composed music for a number of plays, and also many songs, including the popular “Come where the Aspens quiver,” and for a short time had a music-selling business in the Quadrant. He died on the 8th of October 1851.