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Additional title: Adrift on the sea when the speed them along on their way [First line of song]
Additional title: Adrift, adrift, was the song they sang, alone on the sea are we [First line of chorus]
O'Dea, James (Lyricist)
Hamill, Fred J. (Composer)
Liné, Hans S. (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Chicago ; New York
Publisher: Windsor Music Co.
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Music Division
Sunrises & sunsets
Sheet music
Content: Cover designed by Walt M. DeKalb, includes setting sun over the ocean with anchors in upper left and right hand corners.
Content: For low voice in key of Bb.
Statement of responsibility: words by James O'Dea; music by Fred. J. Hamill.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 29 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3e9c4c00-c594-012f-416f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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