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Broadside ballad entitled 'It is but a Little Golden Ring'



This Popular Song can always be had at the Poet's Box,
224 Overgate, Dundee.

Sung with success by   the Sister Lyster.

Memory carrles my fancy to-day
Back to a scene that it has long passed away;
There stands a sailor in garment of blue,
Bidding a poor weeping widow adieu.
vows for the future he ulaughingly makes
While from her finger a keeper she takes;
In accents so tender;   yet broken with tears,
These are the words whispered into his ears?


It is but a little golden ring ,

I give it to thee with pride;
Wear it for mother's sake,
And when you're on the tide,
If you are in trouble,dear,

comfort it will bring,
To think of me while gazing on

This little golden ring .

Time brought promotion and honour to me?
Duty was done as a duty should be ?
Every mail brought a letter from home ,
Oftentimes opened with grief I must own.
Slowly but surely my letters decreased,
Then of sudden they silently ccased?
And ofttimes at midnight as I watehed o'er the sea,
The voice of remembrance still whispered to me.

Once more Old England's white cliffs were at hand,
Onec more I stood on my own native land;
strangers,they answered my knows when I'd when I'd call,
For mother was sleeping the last sleep of all.
Gold cannot tempt me nor jewels divine

Topartfor one hour with keepsake of mine;

A link of the past it for ever shall be,
To bring back the message she whispered to me.

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Probable period of publication: 1880-1900   shelfmark: L.C.Fol.70(104b)
Broadside ballad entitled 'It is but a Little Golden Ring'
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