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Thread #13736   Message #115426
Posted By: Dale Rose
18-Sep-99 - 09:59 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Face on the Bar-room Floor
Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'The Face on the Bar-room Floor'
Titus, John Henry, The Face on the Bar Room Floor, [original] Ts., 1 p., dated 1872 & signed.

I take that to mean that they have the original poem as written by Titus. The dates you give for Titus (1853?-1947) resolves the minor conflict in my mind about his appearances in the 30s. I had thought it was a bit of a stretch that someone who wrote something in 1872 would still be active some 64 years later ~~ actually he lived an additional 75 years, and of course, this also means he was just 19 when he wrote it.