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Title
Down the road
Additional title: Down the road away went Polly, with a step so jolly. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Since first I copped a tidy lump o' swag. [first line]
Names
Gilbert, Fred (1849-1903) (Composer)
Gilbert, Fred (1849-1903) (Lyricist)
Elen, Gus (1862-1940) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Francis, Day and Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Horse racing
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover contains a photograph of Gus Elen, seated, holding music in his hand. Cover also includes drawings of two men, a jockey dressed in riding clothes with the words "Down the road" and the other dressed as a horse groomer with the words "It's a great big shame."
Content: NYPL copy lacking pages 3 and 4.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Gus Elen.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Fred. Gilbert.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 679aa160-c58e-012f-4159-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1849: Creator Born
  • 1893: Issued
  • 1903: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down the road" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f4bf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down the road" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f4bf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1893 - 1893). Down the road Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f4bf-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Down the road