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GUEST,Q DTStudy: Rolling Home to Dear Old England (61* d) RE: DTStudy: ROLLING HOME to Dear Old England 13 Aug 03

The poem "Rolling Home" (written 1858, see posts above) was published in "Songs for Music,." which was revised and added to more than once. The second edition came out sometime after Nov. 1858, but without a copy, I don't know if the poem is in that printing. It is in the 1876 revision. All of his poems up to 1876 are collected in The Lansdowne Poets, "The Poetical Works of Charles Mackay," 1876, F. Warne and Co., London. "Rolling Home" pp. 610-611. Words as posted by Richie.
The volume contains a number of songs extolling or full of longing for England.

He was a popular poet at the time; his verses inspiring poets in America as well as England. The poem "Up the Stream! Through the Wood! " sourced the idea for "Over the River and Through the Woods, to Grandma's House we go!," originally "The New-England Boys Song About Thanksgiving Day" (Thread 41403).

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