He'll ne'er return again

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He'll ne'er return again
Additional title: On the shore she's waiting, And her eyes light up with joy, As she thinks of her absent darling, Her dear Irish boy, No one dares tell her, For her heart would break with pain, So she's waiting, But he'll never return again. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Up on the shore a mother stands, and looks out on the sea; And murmurs to the waves, "oh bring my boy safe back to me." [first line]
McGlennon, Felix (1856-1943) (Composer)
McGlennon, Felix (1856-1943) (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Date Issued: 1892
Place: New York
Publisher: Frank Tousey's Publishing House
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Sea songs
Content: On the cover: One of the most beautiful home songs ever written, by the author of "Comrades," "That Is Love," etc.
Statement of responsibility: by Felix McGlennon.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 01689ea0-c58e-012f-bbcf-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1856: Creator Born
  • 1892: Issued
  • 1943: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "He'll ne'er return again" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892 - 1892. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f373-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "He'll ne'er return again" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f373-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1892 - 1892). He'll ne'er return again Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f373-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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He'll ne'er return again