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Christmas in the old home
Additional title: know that last night Santa Claus filled all the little stockings that were hanging up around the fireside. [first line]
Additional title: It's Christmas in the old home. [first line of chorus]
Davison, Charles, Mrs. (Dedicatee)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: [New York]
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co. ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Christmas music
Sheet music
Content: Dedication on cover and above caption title: To my dear friend, Mrs. Charles Davison, New York.
Content: Cover illustration shows a house and a nearby well; snow is covering the ground.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover: Jesse C. Long pianos, Gibson mandolinsa dn guitars, sheet music, all kinds, 360 D Street, San Bernardino, Calif.
Content: Summary: It's Christmas and the family gathers in the home as in every year, but I'm away; grandfather tells a story of how grandmother had a sweetheart who was a soldier, but could not come on Christmas because he had died.
Statement of responsibility: song by Gussie L. Davis.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f15ba630-c591-012f-d03b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Christmas in the old home