The deacon went astray

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The deacon went astray
Additional title: Once a rich old deacon who was good as he could be, had both his sanctimonious feet cut off below the knee. [first line]
Additional title: The deacon went astray, for his new feet ran away. [first line of chorus]
Bodine, Lester (Composer)
Bodine, Lester (Lyricist)
Packard, E. H. (Composer)
Packard, E. H. (Lyricist)
Foy, Eddie (1856-1928) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: The S. Brainard's Sons Co. ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
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Music Division
Humorous songs
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Eddie Foy.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at lower right: Texas Music Supply House, Beaumont, Texas.
Content: Dedication on cover at top center: Dedicated to Mr. Arthur G. Smiles.
Content: On cover: Sung with popular approval by Eddie Foy in Little Robinson Crusoe. A great comedy song. Something new and catchy.
Content: Texts for verses 1-3 underscored in music; texts for verses 4 and 5 printed on page 2.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Lester Bodine and E.H. Packard.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1d042aa0-c590-012f-9ae3-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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The deacon went astray