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Slide set: Mother's last words: new series (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 44 slides, 1904)

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And she went in and saw the King
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Then John rose up, and with his sleeve he wiped away the last tear
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'Here, lads,' he said, 'divide this bread, you both look hungry'
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And soundly slept those little boys, and dreamt about a far-off land
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All the night, an Angel bright, would watch beside them
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'Let's go out to the pump and wash, as she would have us do'
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A woman at a chandler's shop was touched with pity, as they passed
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Fast fell the tears upon their cheeks, when little Christy raised
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They found the landlord at his house, and said, 'Please, sir, our mother's dead'
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Here at once they took their stand, and swept a pathway broad
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Some caught a sight of little Christy's anxious eyes
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The woman at the chandler's shop had found the boys a lodging
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The second week was bleak and cold
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'John, come along, you'll eat the cakes up with your looks'
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He saw fine windows full of boots and children's shoes
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Quick as thought, he snatched them up
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'Do stop a bit,' his brother cried, 'don't be in such a hurry, John'
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'There, Christy, boy, there's shoes for you'
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Full two hours they stopped about, before that door was set ajar
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With broom in hand, and shivering limbs, the little sweepers bravely stood
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'Do, Geraldine, look here,' she said, 'how thin that youngest boy has grown'
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They took the clothes and nice mince-pies
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There they fitted on the coats, and turned the pockets inside out
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'Now for these fine Christmas pies, there's two for you, and two for me'
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Then he stopped all day at home, and soon he hardly left his bed
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She would come and read to Chris, and he was glad to see her come
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John was dropping off to sleep, he heard a softly whispered prayer
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Other related organisations

in stock of Scottish Sunday School Union, dates unknown

in stock of Church Army, 1913 (item ref. LM 29)

Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
service of song
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Mary Sewell (arr. James Tipton), Mother's last words (Glasgow: Bayley & Ferguson, n.d.)

Related slide sets

reissue of Mother's last words (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 19 slides, 1896)

see also Mother's last words (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 19 slides, 1880s)

see generic title Mother's last words (generic set title – 11 different versions are known)


27 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3001960

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 29 September 2013

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