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In 1889 August Van Biene and Horace Lingard decided to tour the piece in Gilbert's version, ending with a short London season. Boosey's held the copyright, but claimed that the company was supposed to have arranged terms with Gilbert. Gilbert, on the other hand, felt that Boosey had made arrangements with the company without consulting him, and was outraged when he found that Van Biene had interpolated two songs. Gilbert went to court to try and prevent his name being used in conjunction with the London season, but failed.
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