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I'm not coming back
Additional title: Not a word they've ever spoken. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: She was just a dainty modest maid. [first line]
Witmark, Julius P. (1870 or 1871-1929) (Singer)
Ford, Walter H. (Lyricist)
Bratton, John W. (John Walter) (1867-1947) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Ballads, American
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal conflict
Poor women
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Photograph of Julius P. Witmark.
Content: Handwriting on cover: Mrs. K. A. Cobb.
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter H. Ford ; music by John W. Bratton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3cd29b20-c598-012f-808b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1929: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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I'm not coming back