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Excepting Jack
Additional title: In a little country village, lived a farmer and his wife. [first line]
Additional title: When ev'ning shadows fell upon the dear old place. [first line of chorus]
De Vere, William (1844-1904) (Dedicatee)
Loraine, William (b. 1869) (Composer)
Palmer, John F. (Lyricist)
Witmark, Julius P. (1870 or 1871-1929) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Broken homes
Problem children
Sheet music
Content: Dedication above caption title: Respectfully dedicated to Wm. Devere [i.e. De Vere].
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover: A story of everyday life.
Content: On cover: Introduced and sung with great success by Julius P. Witmark of Hoyt's "A trip to Chinatown" co. Cover includes a profile photograph of Julius P. Witmark.
Content: Additional chorus arranged for 4-part chorus, printed in chorus score on p. 5.
Content: Summary: In a country village lived a farmer and his wife and three boys; Jack, the "black sheep" of the family, leaves. Years later he returns and the family is reuinited.
Statement of responsibility: words by John F. Palmer ; music by Wm. Loraine.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 10cb7230-c591-012f-5c94-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1904: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Excepting Jack