Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks           177
4     Old Granite Block it has gone down,
That landmark known to you The Universalist on the hill,
That looked so bright and new; The First Baptist on Harlow Street
The flames have entered there, Where but an hour or two before
They knelt in silent prayer.
5     Please come with me to old Broadway,
The First Church it s[t]ood there, Twas built by Bangor's grand old stock,
When life was young and fair; And that old bell with mellow tones
Twas cast by Paul Revere, It's silent now, it's heard no more
We'll drop the heartfelt tear,
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6     To French Street now I look again,
The Third Church walls are bare, Home after home they have gone down,
It fills us with despair; And old St. John's, that Gothic pile
To memory ever dear, And that loved bell, whose grand deep tones,
Was music to the ear.
7     I'm standing here on Somerset
To view that sad, sad scene, On Centre, Spring and Cumberland, Our homes no more are seen;






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