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Slide set: The old folks at home (song: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1903)

Descriptive data for this set (listed below slide images)
Slide 1
Introduction, with Title
Slide 2**
Way down de Swanee ribber, far, far away
Slide 3**
Longing for the old folks at home
Slide 4
All de world am sad and dreary, eb'rywhere I roam
Slide 5**
Words of Chorus
Slide 6**
When I was young, many happy days I squandered
Slide 7**
When I was playing wid my brudder, happy was I
Slide 8**
Oh! take me to my kind old mudder, dere let me die
Slide 9**
One little hut among de bushes, one dat I love
Slide 10**
When will I see the bees a-humming all round de comb
Slide 11**
When will I hear the banjo trumming, down in my good old home
Slide 12
How my heart grows weary, far from de old folks at home
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Main type of image
life model
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Stephen Foster, ‘The old folks at home’ in several compilations

Related slide set

see generic title The old folks at home (generic set title – 3 different versions are known)


9 slides known to exist in private collection

12 slides known to exist in private collection

Lucerna ID  3002006

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 November 2016

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