Miners Dream Of Home (Leo Stratton) Sheet music download


The Miners Dream Of Home.
As sung by Leo Dryden.
Written and composed by Will Godwin Leo Dryden.

This is an excerpt from the Album "Sixty Old Time Variety Songs' which is also available for download.
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The music has been scanned and digitised into PDF format which retains the original appearance The download can be easily read by Adobe Reader or other similar pdf reader.

George Dryden Wheeler (6 June 1863 - 21 April 1939), was an English music hall 'vocal comic'.
Leo Dryden was best known as the Kipling of the Halls for his patriotic and colonial songs including The Miner's Dream of Home (1891); he also performed parodies, including Shopmates and one on Feniculi Fenicula. He dressed to fit the songs, as a Canadian Indian for The Great Mother, as an Indian soldier for India's Reply, and How India Kept Her Word (1898). Even America did not escape, with America Looking On, about the Boer War. These examples of colonial fealty were well received by British audiences, and parodied in Rudyard Kipling's Barrack-Room Ballads. He was also known for tear jerking ballads such as Don't Go Down the Mine, Dad (1910), possibly inspired by the great 1907 mining disaster at St Genard in South Wales, and Good-bye, Mary! (1911). At the start of World War I, he returned to patriotic songs with Call Us and We’ll Soon Be There (1914).

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