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Holmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

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Jack at his Aunt's GraveA lady came with her children to visit the grave. Katie had recoveredMrs Trevelyan had a stone erected over the graveMrs Trevelyan had a stone erected over the graveYou may see a white-haired lady leaning upon the arm of her sonYou may see a white-haired lady leaning upon the arm of her sonHe stood alone under a lamp for nearly half-an-hour'I say, Mr Forrester, I've promised our Lizzie a new bonnet'He recollected his promise just as he got his foot on the doorstepShe could at least provide her with a splendid funeralA little grave under the chestnuts, a soul gone home to restBut in the green acre of heaven where somebody knows he sleeps'O! Laddie, Laddie, Laddie, come back if 'tis but to say'Harry was the ostler at the Green Man InnA flood of light steeped in glory a neighbouring range of hillsA flood of light steeped in glory a neighbouring range of hillsWilliam gently seized the spade, and went carefully over the green turf againWilliam gently seized the spade, and went carefully over the green turf againA young man and an aged woman stood beside the grave'My beer can, do you mean? left behind'And aren't you surprised to find how much you do care for the beerThe flowers around his grave are very fresh and beautifulIn the summer evenings there are other visitors to that little graveThe congregation slowly left the sacred buildingA grief-stricken widow and fatherless child were the chief figuresWith a feeling of desolation he left his aunt's graveIt was with a smiling faceI stand again in the North land, but in silence and in shameYour grave is my only landmark, and men have forgotten my name'Tis a tale that is truer and older than any the sages tellSpeak! speak! speak to me, ThoraChild of my dream, love of my lifeHope of my world to be'Poor woman! Poor, brave, unselfish woman'
Lucerna ID 1502362

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 February 2011

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