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Published by Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St. N.Y.


Illustration coloured. The illustration is not presented in this form in Wolf, Catalogue of American song sheets; but see Magnus 31, 32, and 32A.


Ballad - Roud Number: V6849

Title: Softly now, tenderly, lift him with care

First Line: Softly now, tenderly! lift him with care

Themes:  Burial

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44A3(+2)(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA): Flag, colours (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ nation; national)
31A72: Female sex; woman
44A51(UNITED STATES OF AMERICA): Personifications of countries, nations, states, districts, etc. (with NAME)

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44A1(+3)(CONNECTICUT): Coat of arms (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ province; provincial)


Shelfmark: Harding B 18(547)

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