Cover: Christys Minstrels Popular Songs for the Piano-Forte, with Choruses; Publisher: C. Sheard (London)
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Songs -- United States -- 19th Century; Songs --United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States
Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
Never forget the dear ones Around the social hearth, The sunny smiles of gladness, The songs of artless mirth; Though other scenes may woo thee In other lands to roam, Never forget the dear ones That cluster round thy home. Never forget never forget never forget the dear ones, That cluster round they home.
Never forget never forget never forget the dear ones, That cluster round thy home.
Ever their hearts are turning To thee when far away, Their love so pure and tender, Is with thee on they way; Wherever thou may'st wander Wherever thou may'st roam, Never forget the dear ones That cluster round thy home. Never forget never forget never forget the dear ones, That cluster round they home.
Never forget they Father Who, cheerful, toils for thee, With in they heart may ever Thy Mother's image be; Thy sister dear and brother They long for thee to come, Never forget the dear ones That clust
The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.