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Blind boy

(1) Blind boy

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              BLIND BOY.

TAYLOR, Printer, 92 & 93, Brick Lane,

THE blind boy's been at play, mother,
And merry games wo had,
We led him on our way, mother,

And every step was glad.
Bat when we found a starry flower,

And praised its varied hue,
A tear came trembling down his check,

Just like a drop of dew.

We took him to the mill mother,
Where falling waters make
A rainbow o'er the rill mother,

As golden sun-rays play'd.
But when we shouted at the scene,

And hailed the clear blue sky,
He stood quite still upon the bank,

And breathed a long, long sigh,

We asked him why he wept, mother,
Whene'er we found the spots,
Where periwinkles crept, mother,

O'er wild forget-me-nots:
"Ah me!" he said, while tears ran down

As fast as summer showers,
"It is because I cannot see

The sunshine and the flowers.

Oh, that poor sightless boy, mother,
Has taught me I am bleat,
For loan look with joy, mother,
On all I love the best.
And when I see the dancing stream,
And daisies red and white,
I'll kneel upon the meadow sod,
And thank God for my sight.

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                      NELLY GRAY.

Printed and Published at TAYLOR'S Song Mart, Brick
                           Lane, Bethnal Green.

It's of an old green valley on old Kentucky shore,           
Where Iv'e passed many happy hours away;
I'm a sitting and singing by the little cabin door,
Where lives my darling Nelly Gray.                         
Darling Nelly Gray, they have taken you away,
You have gone, I shall never see you .
But I'm sitting by the river, and I'm weeping all the day,

Farewell to my old Kentucky shore.

The moon has climb'd the mountains, and the
shining too.

That's where I'd take my darling Nelly Gray,
Floating down the river in my little light canoe,

While the banjo so merrily I'll play.
One night I went to see her, but she had gone the neighbours

For the white man baa bound her with his chains,
They have taken her to Georgia for to work her life away

To toil in the cotton and the cane.                             

Oh, my eyes are getting blinded and Ioanned see my way
Hark! there's somebody knocking at the door;
I hear the angels calling, and I see my Nelly Gray,

She's gone from old Kentucky shore.
My canoe is under water, and my banjo is ,
And I don't care to live any more;
My eyes they shall look downwards and the song shall be

While I live on the eld Kentucky shore.

Oh, my poor Nelly Gray, up in heaven there they way,
They can never take you from me any more.

Oh, I'm coming, coming, coming, while angels done the way
Farewell to old Kentucky shore

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