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VP_013782 Verse 1In a cheerless room there sits a sad young mother, Holding in her arms a babe so fair and sweet, In the pantry there's no food to give the baby, There's no shoes to cover up its tiny feet; As she gazes on her child the tears are falling, And she sobs My darling, I must part from you, Then she paints a sign and hangs it in the window, And it reads A baby in this house for sale. Chorus 1For sale, a baby, with golden hair, For sale, a baby, so sweet and fair; For sale, a baby, who'll smile and coo, For sale, a baby, with eyes of blue. Verse 2Days passed by, but no one came to buy the baby, And it seem'd each day to slowly droop and pine, No one cared that babe and mother both were starving, And they only smiled as they gazed at the sign; But one morning on the doorstep clasped together, They had found the peace they could not find on earth, For the angels up above had claimed the baby, And had seen the sign and taken her above.

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Contains advertisements and/or short musical examples of pieces being sold by publisher.

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1 score (6 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.

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Chas. K. Harris

Publication Place

New York

For Sale - A Baby



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