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Slide set: Don't go down the mine, Dad (song: Bamforth & Co., 20 slides, 1910)

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Slide 1
Intro. with Title
Slide 2**
A miner leaving home for his work, heard his little boy scream
Slide 3**
He went to his bedside, 'O daddy, I've had such a dream'
Slide 4**
I dreamt that I saw the pit all on fire
Slide 5**
The top of the mine was surrounded by sweethearts and wives
Slide 6**
Don't go down the mine, dad, dreams very often come true
Slide 7**
Just go and tell my dream to your mates
Slide 8**
Dear daddy, don't go down the mine
Slide 9**
The miner stood by the side of his son
Slide 10**
It's my living, I can't stay away, for duty, my lad, must be done
Slide 11**
Oh! please stay to-day with me, dad
Slide 12**
As the miner went to his work, he heard this appeal from his lad
Slide 13**
Don't go down the mine, dad
Slide 14**
Something is going to happen to-day, dear daddy, don't go down the mine
Slide 15**
Whilst waiting his turn with his mates to descend
Slide 16**
He returned home again, to his wife and his child
Slide 17
Ere the day ended, the pit was on fire
Slide 18**
He thanked God above, for the dream his child had
Slide 19**
Don't go down the mine, dad
Slide 20
** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisations

in stock of Lawrence Wright Music Co., 1910

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1911-1914 (item ref. 1751)

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

Robert Donnelly and Will Geddes (arr. Lawrence Wright), Don't go down in the mine, Dad: a little child's dream (Leicester: Lawrence Wright Music Co., 1910)


20 slides known to exist in private collection

2 slides known to exist in private collection

15 slides in Kirklees Museums and Galleries

Lucerna ID  3003305

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 July 2019

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