Description More Details The title of this painting comes from the lyrics of a sentimental ballad by Stephen Foster titled "Old Joe Black." The Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation asked Horace Pippin to paint this piece and it was later used in advertising to promote the power of music. "Gone are the days when my heart was young and gay, Gone are my friends from the cotton fields away, Gone from the earth to a better land I know, I hear their gentle voices calling 'Old Black Joe.'" Visit the Poetry Foundation for the full lyrics. Explore more of our Horace Pippin collection. Encore Editions Quality: What can you expect? Completely custom wall art decor designed by you and produced by us. Whether its a canvas print, poster, framed print, note cards or digital downloads you will receive the careful attention to detail from our all artist staff. We use only the finest archival materials for your fine art reproductions and we ship directly from our Pennsylvania studio. Return Policy: We understand that it's a daunting task purchasing art online. That's why we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and fair 15 day return policy. Learn more about it here. Shipping: Most prints are processed and shipped within 2-7 business days.