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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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Lantern and slide catalogue 1913-14 (London: Church Army, 1913), 164

“One of Mrs Sewell's inimitable ballads; telling of child-life in the slums and of an honest boy's successful struggle with poverty and sin.”

Lucerna ID  3001960

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 29 September 2013

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