Henry Tucker’s Favorite Songs. (No.4.)
New York: E.H. Harding, 1878. Plate 51-3.
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||Come to Me
||The Blind Exile to his Wife
||Tucker, Henry L.
||1878 – New York: E.H. Harding
||Joseph Brennan (fl.1860s)
||John Berry, Esq., Mount Vernon, N.Y.
||1 minute 45 seconds
||Text at PDMusic.org
text is from Joseph Brennan's "A Love Song to My Wife", printed in 1869? in The harp of Erin: a book of ballad-poetry and of native song edited by Ralph Varian as a "pendant" to Brennan's own popular "A Song to My Wife" of three years earlier.
Tucker's comment: "An Irish exile of 1848, from New Orleans, to his wife in Ireland, after he had been stricken with blindness."