“The Miner’s Dream Of Home” Sung By Leo Dryden
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“The Miner’s Dream Of Home” Sung By Leo Dryden

1891. Sheet music, colour lithograph cover, signed “H.G. Banks, lith.” and dated in image lower centre, 36.3 x 26.2cm. Foxing, minor tears and chips to edges.

Text includes “‘The Miner’s Dream Waltz’ by Karl Kaps. A beautiful, dreamy waltz. Written and composed by Will Godwin and ‘L.D.’ Francis, Day & Hunter, 195 Oxford Street, London, W, & 1 & 3 Union Square, New York. Publishers of Smallwood’s 55 Melodious Exercises etc. Copyright MDCCCXCI by Francis, Day & Hunter. H.G. Banks, 60 Berwick St, W.” Held in NLA, NGA.

A cover vignette captioned “Christmas at home” illustrates an extract of the song: “It is ten weary years since I left England’s shore / In a far distant country to roam / How I long to return to my own native land, / To my friends and the old folks at home / Last night, as I slumbered, I had a strange dream / One that seemed to bring distant friends near / I dreamt of Old England, the land of my birth, / To the heart of her sons ever dear.”

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Item #CL198-39

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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