The broken home

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The broken home
Additional title: The church bells they were ringing, the choir was sweetly singing, In a far New England village just two short years ago; The flowers they were blooming, the birds in tree tops tuning, Two hearts had been united fair Lillian and Joe. [first line]
Additional title: There's her picture on the table, there's a baby in the cradle, There's a husband crying bitterly alone, There's no wife's voice to cheer, In his sorrow to be near, what was Paradise is now a broken home. [first line of chorus]
Fox, Will H. (Composer)
Fox, Will H. (Lyricist)
Mack, Andrew (1863-1931) (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Date Issued: 1892
Place: New York
Publisher: Frank Harding
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Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Ballads, American
Broken homes
Sheet music
Statement of responsibility: by Will H. Fox.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e7edb1a0-c58d-012f-79e7-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1892: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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The broken home