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Fill the vacant chair
Additional title: Come home and be our sunshine the past we will forget. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: On a street in this great city at the close of one bright day. [first line]
Maurice, M. (Lyricist)
Treumann, Ed. E. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Ed. E. Treumann & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Runaway children
Sheet music
Content: On cover: A song for stage and home. Sung with great success by the Silvers, Jere Mahoney and other prominent artists.
Content: Summary: The narrator witnesses a scene on a busy city street of a father entreating his runaway daughter to return home. She agrees, they hug and the crowd disperses.
Content: Cover drawing depicts a chair.
Statement of responsibility: words by M. Maurice ; music by Ed. E. Treumann.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1192f2a0-c591-012f-c5a1-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Fill the vacant chair" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

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Fill the vacant chair