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TY STAVES

OT

ART - MUSIC.

TO THOSE

DE BEST RIGIIT TO REAL RECREATION,
OF FRESH STRENGTH FOR COMING WOEK,)

AND WHO NEED IT MOST,
JE BOOK IS CORDIALLY DEDICATED BY

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.

1858.

9. 80. s. 216.

HE ARTY STAVES

OF

HEART - MUSIC.

TO THOSE

WIIO HAVE THE BEST RIGIIT TO REAL RECREATION,
(THE CREATION OF FRESH STRENGTH FOR COMING WORK,)

AND WHO NEED IT MOST,

THIS LITTLE BOOK IS CORDIALLY DEDICATED BY

J. ERSKINE CLARKE, M.A.,
IIon. Secretary of the Derby Working Men's Association ; Compiler
of “Heart-Music, a Poetry-Book for Working-Pcople;"

Author of “Children at Church."

LONDON:
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND CO.,
FARRINGDON STREET, AND BEEKMAN STREET, NEW YORK.

1858.

280., 216.

.

REFACE.

LLUJE

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.

THE COMPILER.

HEARTY

STAVES.

SONG.
BARRY CORNWALL.-Music in “ Hullah's Vocal Scores."
Song should breathe of scents and flowers ;

Song should like a river flow;
Song should bring back scenes and hours

That we loved, ah ! long ago;
Song from baser thoughts should win us,

Song should charm us out of woe,
Song should stir the heart within us,

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?
Do you think that He, who guards me here,

Forsakes me on the deep ?
Let hope and faith illume the glance

That sees the bark set sail !

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