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Title
The old flag never touched the ground
Additional title: The old flag never touched the ground. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: When the cry came "Off to war!" [first line]
Names
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) (Lyricist)
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Lyricist)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) (1873-1954) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Battlefields
Pride
Flags -- American -- 1900-1909
Patriotic music
Marches (Voice with piano)
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Descriptive subtitle: Patriotic march song.
Content: On cover: Fife and drum trio marching. [illustration]
Content: Dedication: Respectfully dedicated to Sergeant Carney of the 54th Mass.
Statement of responsibility: words by J. W. Johnson & Bob Cole ; music by Rosamond Johnson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cf09a080-c598-012f-dd0d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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The old flag never touched the ground