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ART - MUSIC.
DE BEST RIGIIT TO REAL RECREATION,
AND WHO NEED IT MOST,
ERSKINE CLARKE, M.A., f the Derby Working Men's Association ; Compiler t-Music, a Poetry-Book for Working-Pcople;” Author of “Children at Church."
LONDON: CORGE ROUTLEDGE AND CO., STREET, AND BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK.
9. 80. s. 216.
HE ARTY STAVES
HEART - MUSIC.
WIIO HAVE THE BEST RIGIIT TO REAL RECREATION,
AND WHO NEED IT MOST,
THIS LITTLE BOOK IS CORDIALLY DEDICATED BY
J. ERSKINE CLARKE, M.A.,
Author of “Children at Church."
Song is a God-appointed way of lightening labour and brightening leisure; but if we listen to the songs which those sing whose labour most needs lightening, and whose leisure most needs brightening, or if we look through the cheap song-books current among them, we find that too often, amid much that is good and true, there is mixed up the poison of impure inuendo or the mawkish sentiments which lead to discontent, instead of inspiriting to“ patient continuance in well-doing.” As he has failed to find any really cheap collection which was altogether free from these objections, and which was
hy of the name of a “Working People's Songbook,” the Compiler (at the request of the Secretaries of several book-hawking societies) has made this little selection, by no means as coming up to his own ideal, but simply to serve till some abler hand produces a better.
He tenders his cordial thanks to the Authors of the words, and the Proprietors of the copyright, for the permissions to use them, so freely given. And if he has unwittingly made any mistake in this matter, he trusts that he may be informed of it, that it may be apologized for and rectified.
Song should like a river flow;
That we loved, ah ! long ago;
Song should charm us out of woe,
Like a patriot's friendly blow. Pains and pleasures, all man doeth,
War and peace, and right and wrong, All things that the soul subdueth
Should be vanquish’d, too, by song. Song should spur the mind to duty,
Nerve the weak and stir the strong ; Every deed of truth and beauty
Should be crown'd by starry song.
For Camp and Cabin.
THE BOY IN BLUE.
ELIZA COOK.-Music at Cocks's. CHEER up, cheer up, my mother dear,
Oh, why do you sit and weep?
Forsakes me on the deep ?
That sees the bark set sail !