While London sleeps with all it's lights a gleaming,
Millions of its people now lie softly dreaming.
Some have no homes, while o'er their troubles weep
Others laugh and play the game
While London's fast asleep.
Underneath the lamplights glitter
Stands a little fragile girl.
Heedless of the night winds bitter
As they round about her whirl.
While the hundreds pass unheeding
In the evening's waning hours,
Still she cries with tearful pleading,
'Won't you buy my pretty flowers?
The last song was written in 1876 and I found this picture of the old sheet music.
I have such memories of both these songs, my beloved Granddad taught me as a child and we used to sing together. Of course they stayed in my mind and when the challenge came up 'Tattered' they were the first things I thought of.
Thank you for looking.
Two very different pieces, June, perfect for the challenge, accompanied by the verses makes them extra special!
Have a marvellous Monday!
Coo! talk about memories! I can remember Sally singing that too when she was a little girl.....where did the years go to? and what about "The Gypsy's Warning"??? You sent me the words of that and they are on the piano!! I can remember the tune OK!! Very Melodramatic! I don't have the moustache for it tho! lol
especially the first is so heart-touching!
wow, beautiful pieces, love the first one the most!
Both beautiful pieces, June!
Two beautiful pieces, June!
and Happy Birthday to Freddie!
The first one is so true... europe is tattered and torn...I know it's not your intention, but that came to mind
Ah, the little flower girl always touches me. Super art for the theme, June!xx
"Tattered" looks sad for a lot of people, isn't it? so sad...
And beautiful too!
Zwei verschiedene wunderschöne Karten, die mich richtig traurig stimmen...
Great makes June, 'chim chiminee' came to mind as I saw your first piece.
Hugs Brenda xox
Beautiful work. You definitely created the mood in both to go with the songs. Great work.
Both are wonderful entries June- so creative and beautifully different!
Zwei wunderbare Werke, June, die mich beide sehr nachdenklich stimmen.
The first is so poignant, and the second so beautiful. The words add so much meaning. Thank you for sharing your memories.
Fabulous creations June, there's so much feeling in the first one. Can't help thinking of Dickens. And I love the thought behind the second collage, well done! Hugs, Ira
They are both beautifully melancholic, June. I don't know the songs though. Your green light piece is a beauty. I hope you have had a lovely weekend.
Junie your lyrics are so touching and your artwork is lovely doesn't that picture just break your heart but it is so filled with love I adore it...wonderful work my dear.
Thanks for sharing your memories and your talent, June. Both are very special!
Hi June, as always a delightful take on the theme, beautiful work. Cheers
Oh June, such beautiful images and tender sentiment. Your interpretation of tattered really took my breath and touched my heart. Hugs to you always, Mina
both are poignant and special June !
Beautiful June, but the first one is also so sad.The poverty in some parts London in the Victorian age was heartbreaking.
But beautifully done.
Thank you for sharing your memories, June. Such beautiful work.
I feel as though I am actually in London! Wonderful art, June!
Beautiful pieces, June!
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