This was the message from a foreign land, these were the words that pleased the dear old man. [first line of chorus]

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Names
Witmark, Isidore (1871-1941) (Composer)
Collier, William (Lyricist)
Oakland, Frederick (Singer)
Reed, Charlie (d. 1892) (Dedicatee)
McDonald, James F. (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1891

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1891
Date Issued: 1891
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Fathers
Homesickness
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : On cover: Dedicated to our esteeemed friend, Charlie Reed. Introduced with great success by Fred. Oakland with Primose & West's Minstrels. In red letting at top: Also sung in "The dazzler" by James F. McDonald.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Wm. Collier ; music by Isidor Witmark.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: a053e240-c58d-012f-7fd7-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Composer Born
  • 1891: Issued
  • 1941: Composer Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2014: Found by you!
  • 2015

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "This was the message from a foreign land, these were the words that pleased the dear old man. [first line of chorus]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891 - 1891. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edbe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "This was the message from a foreign land, these were the words that pleased the dear old man. [first line of chorus]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 22, 2014. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edbe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1891 - 1891). This was the message from a foreign land, these were the words that pleased the dear old man. [first line of chorus] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edbe-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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This was the message from a foreign land, these were the words that pleased the dear old man. [first line of chorus]