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Childhood days
Additional title: I'm thinking tonight of the days long ago, of rollicking, frolicking childhood. [first line]
Additional title: On the garden gate we're swinging, in the trees the birds are singing. [first line of chorus]
Kaemmerer, Frederick Hendrik (1839-1902) (Illustrator)
Byers, Ninian Edward (Composer)
Byers, Ninian Edward (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: N.E. Byers & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Children playing
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes reproductions of a painting by Frederick Hendrik Kaemmerer showing a man and woman dressed in 18th century clothes, walking in a forest by a lake with a moon in the background.
Content: On cover: New parlor songs by Ninian E. Byers. Cover includes portrait photograph of Byers.
Content: Summary: The narrator recalls childhood days when he or she played with their sister in innocence.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by N.E. Byers.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): efa6fb30-c590-012f-90b2-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1839: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1902: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Childhood days" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Childhood days" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Childhood days