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Take her back, dad
Additional title: In the doorway of a cottage, stands an old man, stern of face. [first line]
Additional title: Take her back, dad and forgive her. [first line of chorus]
Smith, Lee Orean (1874-1942) (Arranger)
Sterling, Andrew B (b. 1874) (Lyricist)
Costello, Bartley (1871-1941) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1900

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Date Issued: 1900
Place: Williamsport, Pa.
Publisher: Vandersloot Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Pleading (Begging)
Fathers and daughters
Brothers and sisters
Interpersonal conflict
Sheet music
Content: On cover: A young speaking with and older man while a woman cries nearby.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Andrew B. Sterling.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 41a7a110-c597-012f-9bc5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1874: Creator Born
  • 1900: Issued
  • 1942: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Take her back, dad