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Slide set: The street tumblers (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1890)

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Slide 1
Yes, I'm his mother, lady -- don't say, 'Poor little lad!'
Slide 2
Look at his rosy cheeks, ma'am! look at his sturdy limbs!
Slide 3
He'd had to give up performin', for the agony made him shriek
Slide 4
We wouldn't go in the workhouse, so we just go trampin' on
Slide 5
And the doctor who saw it told him if he didn't rest he'd be lamed
Slide 6
So we had to go to the workhouse for the sake of a meal and bed
Slide 7
So we started again, but often I'd stop by one o' them pools
Slide 8
Now look at him yonder, lady -- handsome and firm o' limb
Slide 9
But we hadn't sat down a second when a beadle came up like mad
Slide 10
I rushed from the church that moment, my senses seemed to reel
Slide 2 (rpt)
And Johnny grew plump and pretty, and learnt to hold the shell
Lucerna ID  3000609

Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 4 May 2024

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