The old broken gate

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The old broken gate
Additional title: That dear old broken gate, what a pleasure it has been. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The dear old farm gate hangs sagging down. [first line]
Libbey, J. Aldrich (1864-1925) (Singer)
Dekker, Harry T. (Composer)
Dekker, Harry T. (Lyricist)
Libbey, Herbert N. (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place: New York
Publisher: Henry J. Wehman
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Sheet music
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom left: Henry J. Wehman, song and book publisher, 130 Park Row, New York.
Content: On cover: The great success...sung with tremendous success by the peerless baritone J. Aldrich Libbey. Cover includes a photograph of J. Aldrich Libbey.
Statement of responsibility: composed by Harry T. Dekker.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 98eef900-c58f-012f-2c6c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1864: Creator Born
  • 1894: Issued
  • 1925: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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The old broken gate