Lyr Req: Little shoes with soles all ragged
Subject: Little shoes with soles all ragged|
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 12:09 PM
Anyone know of this? My mother is looking for a song her father sung to her that always brought tears to his eyes. This is what she can remember:
little soles with shoes all ragged, by the bed where our boy used to lay He has gone from our home--left us here all alone......?
If you know more of this song, or the title, please respond.
Subject: Lyr Add: TWO LITTLE SHOES AND A RINGLET OF HAIR|
From: Lin in Kansas
Date: 29 Oct 01 - 03:59 PM
Hmmm. This was the subject of many sentimental songs in the late 1800s, all with pretty similar words. There's one in the DT called Put My Little Shoes Away.
A search of the American Memory, Music for the Nation site click shows 15 hits, some of which are so close they appear to be the same song with a different name. Here's the one on that list which seems to be closest to what you're looking for.
Two Little Shoes and a Ringlet of Hair
Words By Miss M.T. Shelhamer
Music by C.P. Longley
Copyright 1882 by C.P. Longley