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54 Songs That Every Child Should Know
I: No friendly glance for me,
Not so with you; :|j I : Dear friends, tho' poor ye be, Down there so blithe and free, Fain would I join you too, Warm hearts and true. :j|j|
These words were set to music by the composer for the infant son of a well-known, brilliant musician. The little child was familiarly, endearingly known as "Bubbins." He was the infant son of Carl E. Martin, and dying in infancy, the gentle air was kept sacred to baby memory till now. Mr. Whitney lends it to this collection at the request of the compiler, who recognizes it as one of the perfect things of slight musical composition. It used to be publicly sung by the gifted Mary Bingham, who was the mother of the composer.
Words from the German.
Music by Rev. Hobart B. Whitney.