Home Songster, A Collection of Patriotic and Popular Songs and Marching Choruses
Home Songster, A Collection of Patriotic and Popular Songs and Marching Choruses

Home Songster, A Collection of Patriotic and Popular Songs and Marching Choruses

Milwaukee: Geo. Brunder, [1883].

Softcover. Good. 13 cm (ca. 5"),  pp 110 , [2] (index); original sewn wrappers, with decorative initials and wood-engraved illustrations in the text.  Final leaf (index of songs) and back cover are damaged, with some loss, chipping to corners of front cover; otherwise very good. An uncommon collection, containing 87 songs on a variety of patriotic, political and sentimental themes. Includes many Civil War songs, mourning songs, a Garfield campaign song. A great women's suffrage song features an exchange between male and female choruses. An excerpt: Boys:  See, young woman, just look here; / Your home is your true place;  / You never ought, from out your sphere, / To show your pretty face. / Don't you see, you ought to knit and sew, / And meek and humble be? / If from your sphere you wander so / You'll get no help from me.  Girls: Joseph! You cant help yourself, / Our cause is speeding on; / And you'll be laid upon the shelf, / When woman's rights are won. When our President is Katy fair, / And Mary's eyes of blue / Beam sweetly from the Mayor's chair, / They'll see no place for you! The publisher, George Brumder (1839-1910) was a German immigrant who opened a bookstore in Milwaukee in 1864 and later added a small printing department and bindery. From the 1870s to the 1910s he published German-language newspapers in several Wisconsin cities, as well as in Chicago and Lincoln, Nebraska.  We find one copy of this title listed in OCLC, at the San Francisco Public Library. .

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Price: $100.00

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