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Down the road
Additional title: Down the road away went Polly, with a step so jolly. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Since first I copped a tidy lump o' swag. [first line]
Gilbert, Fred (1849-1903) (Composer)
Gilbert, Fred (1849-1903) (Lyricist)
Elen, Gus (1862-1940) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place Term: New York ; London
Publisher: Francis, Day and Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Horse racing
Sheet music
Content : Cover contains a photograph of Gus Elen, seated, holding music in his hand. Cover also includes drawings of two men, a jockey dressed in riding clothes with the words "Down the road" and the other dressed as a horse groomer with the words "It's a great big shame."

Content : NYPL copy lacking pages 3 and 4.

Content : On cover: Sung with great success by Gus Elen.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Fred. Gilbert.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 679aa160-c58e-012f-4159-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1849: Creator Born
  • 1893: Issued
  • 1903: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down the road" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down the road" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 13, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Down the road