The clock will tell when day departs, for time ticks gaily on. [first line of chorus]

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Names
Kelly, John T. (Composer)
Kelly, John T. (Lyricist)
Natus, Joe (1860-1917) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Death
Life cycle, Human
Longcase clocks
Time
Waltzes
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : On cover: Sung with great success by Jos. Natus in Hoyt's "A black sheep" co. Cover includes portrait photograph of Joe Natus.

Content : Cover illustrations shows drawings of a grandfather clock at center, to the right side of which is an elderly bearded, bald reaper with scythe; to the right is a woman sitting on the steps of a building stoop, looking dejected, and being covered with snow; to the left women and men are dancing at a ball.

Content : Summary: Where once a woman lived in wealth, she now lives in poverty, and is eventually found dead. Time keeps moving on.

Statement of Responsibility: Written and composed by John T. Kelly.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: f1679d60-c590-012f-412e-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The clock will tell when day departs, for time ticks gaily on. [first line of chorus]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc2a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The clock will tell when day departs, for time ticks gaily on. [first line of chorus]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 18, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc2a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). The clock will tell when day departs, for time ticks gaily on. [first line of chorus] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc2a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The clock will tell when day departs, for time ticks gaily on. [first line of chorus]