Mother's maxims

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Mother's maxims
Additional title: Alsatian. Mother's maxims. [uniform title]
Additional title: My mother used to always say "old fashioned ways were best."
Additional title: See a pin and pick it up, all that day you'll have good luck. [first line of chorus]
Ellis, Chas. T. (Composer)
Ellis, Chas. T. (Lyricist)
Ellis, Chas. T. (Singer)
Scott, Charles (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: Howlley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Love, Maternal
Aphorisms and apothegms
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes a full-length photograph of Chas. T. Ellis in costume.
Content: Dedication above caption title: Dedicated to my best friends Mr. & Mrs. Charles Scott of Philadelphia.
Content: On cover: Chas. T. Ellis' latest songs as sung by him in his new play The Alsatian.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Chas. T. Ellis.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6e51b730-c590-012f-689c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mother's maxims" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895.

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Mother's maxims