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Thread #13736   Message #114856
Posted By: Joe Offer
17-Sep-99 - 02:23 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Face on the Bar-room Floor
Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'The Face on the Bar-room Floor'
Well, now look at this page from the University of Florida Library that Dale Rose linked me to: click here. Here's what it says:

Box 55:

Titus, John Henry, The Face on the Bar Room Floor, [original] Ts., 1 p., dated 1872 & signed. Revision attributed to Hugh Antoine d' Arcy in 1887; photocopy of printing in Parlour Poetry: A Casquet of Gems ; pp. 231-3; w/ short bio.

Kinda puts a new light on things, doesn't it? Now is there anybody near Gainesville who wants to go take a look and transcribe the original for us?
Actually, Dover has the Turner book in print. Anybody got a copy? Looks like I've got another book to order.
-Joe Offer-