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Old Farm at Home. New York: John Andrews, 1853-1859.

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Today music fans have,, and to check for those snappy lyrics heard on the radio or at a concert.  In the 1840s and 50s, music consumers had to rely on ballad printers to churn out sheets of popular songs.  Following a very basic, quick-to-print design (stanzas of lyrics within a decorative border, usually) inexpensive ballad sheets were sold on the street and in music shops in theater districts.  This ballad mentions the singer, the minstrel performer James H. Budsworth, who made the song famous.

Adopted in honor of John and Katherine Keenum by Joanne and Gary Chaison

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