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Slide set: Poor old Joe (song: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1904)

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Slide 4
Why should I weep, when my heart should feel no pain?
Slide 5
Grieving for forms now departed long ago
Slide 6
I'm coming, I'm coming, for my head is bending low
Slide 7
Where are the hearts, once so happy and so free?
Slide 8
Gone to the shore, where my soul has longed to go
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Other related organisations

in stock of Thomas Mason, dates unknown

in stock of Riley Brothers, 1904-1914 (item ref. 1388)

in stock of J. Lizars, 1909 (item ref. 1075)

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Date of first manufacture
Reading or song

Stephen Foster, ‘Poor old Joe: plantation song’ in (1891)

Lucerna ID  3001655

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 November 2016

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