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Broken Hearted Tom The Lover

Title: Broken Hearted Tom The Lover
Additional Title: Girl I Left Behind Me, The
First Line: I'm lonesome since I crossed the sea
First Line of Chorus:
  • Backus, Henry S.
Additional Names:
Publication Date: 1850
Instrumentation: N/A
Subject: Broadsides and Penny Ballads
WIMA Collections: Irish Fest Collection
ID: IF PB 00-003
Publisher: J. Andrews, Publisher
Publication Place: New York, NY
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Historical Notes

Henry S. Backus, known as “The Saugerties Bard,” roamed the Catskills in New York State singing original ballads on the events of the day. Backus wrote songs about explosions, fires, prize fights, riots, and murders. http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2012/06/saugerties-bard.html

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