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When Mary whispered "yes"
Additional title: 'Twas down upon the dear old farm, beside a sparkling rill. [first line of song]
Additional title: She's waiting over yonder with the angels by the throne. [first line of chorus]
Kellogg, Frank E. (Frank Eugene) (1854-) (Lyricist)
Brown, H. Lloyd (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: F.E. Kellogg and H.L. Brown ; / National Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Sheet music
Content : Cover includes thumbnail photographs of H. Lloyd Brown and Frank E. Kellogg.

Content : Summary: A man recalls his childhood farm and his childhood love, Mary, whom he had always loved; the recollection is from 60 years ago: Mary had died soon after the wedding, but he still thinks of her.

Content : Cover design includes photograph of a wooden bridge over a river in a wooded area.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Frank E. Kellogg ; music by H. Lloyd Brown.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: cb0fd6c0-c595-012f-d427-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When Mary whispered "yes"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

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When Mary whispered "yes"