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Slide set: The three beggars (song: Walter Tyler, 8 slides, 1885-1891)

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Slide 1**
One morn in May, a beggar gay / Came carolling down the woodland way
Slide 2**
And down the road where had come / He saw another who was dumb
Slide 3**
To all we cry 'Good passers by / We pray you of your charity'
Slide 4**
'Our life you know is full of woe / So we laugh and sing where'er we go'
Slide 5**
The dumb man said 'Now we're a pair' / And down the road they went in glee
Slide 6**
And saw another sitting there / And he was deaf as deaf could be
Slide 7**
And now we'll be a merry three / For a life of perfect jollity
Slide 8**
Our life you know is full of woe / So we laugh and sing where'er we go
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1891-1914 (item ref. 401)

in stock of Walter Tyler, 1891-1909 (item ref. 389)

in stock of UK Band of Hope Union, 1891

in stock of E.G. Wood, 1894 (item ref. 1350)

in stock of Wrench & Son, 1898

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1885, latest possible 1891)
Reading or song

Fred Weatherly and James L. Molloy, The three beggars (London: Boosey & Co., 1885)

Related slide set

see generic title The three beggars (generic set title – 2 different versions are known)


8 slides known to exist in private collection

8 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3000720

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 3 May 2024

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