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Father's a drunkard and mother is dead

Out in the gloomy night, sadly I roam

Author: Nellie H. Bradley
Published in 6 hymnals

Author: Nellie H. Bradley

Nellie Bradley (died 13 Feb 1927). She was the author of many familiar temperance songs and helped in the camps and hospitals during the Civil War. Mrs. Bradley wrote many patriotic songs which her sister would sing in the hospitals. After the war Mrs. Bradley became active in temperance activities and wrote many songs, plays, cantatas and pageants on that subject. Obituary, The Evening Star, February 14, 1927, p. 7 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out in the gloomy night, sadly I roam
Title: Father's a drunkard and mother is dead
Author: Nellie H. Bradley
Refrain First Line: Mother, O why did you leave me alone



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bible Temperance Hymns #d34
Bible Temperance Hymns #28Page Scan
Heavenly Echoes #d90
Pure Light #d80
Songs of Beulah : A New Collection of Music for Sunday Schools, Families and Devotional Meetings #94Page Scan
Temperance Chimes: comprising a great variety of new music, glees, songs, and hymns, designed for the use of temperance meeting and organizations, glee clubs, bands of hope, and the home circle #46Page Scan
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