Book/Printed Material The Thirtieth Street murder. A horrible tragedy. Air: Burns farewell. Andrews, Printer, 38 Chatham Street, N. Y

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The Thirtieth Street MURDER. A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.

The Thirtieth Street MURDER. A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY.

Air—Burns Farewell.

A tragic scene transpired of late,
The truth of which I will narrate,
Ye muses touch your mournful lyres,
The awful theme, a Bard inspires.

The silver moon, rolls bright and clear,
But dreadful sounds, salute my ear,
In the lonely hour, of solemn night,
We are call'd to view a horrid sight.

A youth has gone, his spirit's fled,
And he is numbered with the dead,
A blooming son, his father's joy,
Did wickedly, himself destroy.

But first his father, wounded sore,
Then left him bleeding in his gore,
Ah, pause and drop a silent tear,
For he would kill his mother dear.

Two brothers young, two servant girls,
With brutual hands, he at them hurls,
A hatchet keen, to take their lives
To kill them all the wretch contrives.

But wounded linger on the shore,
Yet soon alas may be no more,
Heart rending tale, indeeed to tell,
Horrific as the gates of hell.

With pistol, his own brains blow'd out,
'Tis done alas, beyond a doubt,
No more poor youth, you'll join the glee
Of your youthful company;

But in the pit, of dark despair,
For ever groan in Tophet there,
A solemn warning to us all,
To watch lest we like Gouldy fall.

By the SAUGERTIES BARD, N. Y. Oct. 26th, 1858.

Andrews, Printer, 38 Chatham, Street N. Y.

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The Thirtieth Street murder. A horrible tragedy. Air: Burns farewell. Andrews, Printer, 38 Chatham Street, N. Y
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monographic.
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-  In English. (language)
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print
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1 score
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American Song Sheets Library of Congress Rare Books and Special Collections
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Series 4 Volume 4
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English
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