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It cannot be
Additional title: It cannot be. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: There was a time. [first line]
Trevelyan, Arthur (Lyricist)
Trevelyan, Arthur (Composer)
Simpson, Cheridah (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: Detroit, Mich.
Publisher: Whitney Warner Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal conflict
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Photograph of Ester Wallace.
Content: Stamp on cover: Ida Coggshall.
Content: Dedication: To Miss Cheridah Simpson.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Arthur Trevelyan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 500bfb50-c598-012f-ef5f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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