The Young Man on the Railway
Chromolithograph Music Cover by Concanen & Siebe; undated, but 'Entered at Stationers' Hall', 1865.
Sheet size: 14" x 10"
Generally very good condition throughout.
Composed by W.H Brinkworth and sung by Harry Clifton, whose best-remembered song today is Polly Perkins of Paddington Green. His 'songs were as popular in the drawing rooms of Victorian Society as they were in Music Hall, mildly sentimental, they were never slushy and always had a moral'.
I sing a song so sorrowful my heart is filled with woe,
My misery's so powerful wherever I may go.
Like a holly-hock in a garden beat down by rain,
Through a young man on the railway that drives the Mail train.