[Note 142.1]

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[Note 142.1] The Great Western was launched in 1837 and set the standard for transatlantic liners.

Above is The Great Western Steamship of Bristol by W Sergent and below is the woodcut printed at the top of the song-sheet.
The song-sheet printer has used a generic woodcut of a paddle steamer that can be found illustrating several other songs.

 

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