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An angel song

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on September 24, 2007

In Reply to: An angel song posted by Bob Dillon on September 24, 2007

: Eugene Field, 1850-1895, in his poem Little Boy Blue, uses the phrase 'an angel song' awakened our Little Boy Blue. Exactly what is phrases intention?

It means "a song sung by angels". This is a euphemistic way of saying that the little boy died and went to heaven, which is why his toys are still where he left them many years ago. (VSD)