"'In a house, in a square, in a quadrant,' she sang"
Poster for the Rex Parade, 1872
Public DomainPoster for the Rex Parade, 1872 - Credit: unknown

The opening lines of the song If Ever I Cease to Love, written by George Leybourne in 1871.

This song now has associations with the New Orleans Mardi Gras as it is the signature tune of the New Orleans Carnival Krewe* known as the Rex Krewe, founded in 1872.

*an organisation that puts on a parade, or arranges a ball, for a carnival.

Listen on Spotify to an instrumental version of If Ever I Cease to Love.