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Little Tim
Additional title: I shall lead you, in my fancy, not where ran and riches awe. [first line]
Additional title: Poor little Tim, dark days for him, no happy times like others boys see. [first line of chorus]
Petrie, H. W. (Henry W.), 1857-1925 (Composer)
Clyde, Harry C. (Lyricist)
Anderton, Frederick (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Place: Chicago
Publisher: Petrie Music Company
Library locations
Music Division
Content: Cover includes 3 drawing illustrating the song: 1) in center of cover a young Tim returns money to the banker; 2) At lower left, the banker is brought by Tim to his mother on her sick bed; 3) The bank with Tim and his mother dressed with good clothing in a comfortable home.
Content: On cover: As sung with great success by the eminent tenor Frederick Anderton. Cover includes a photograph of Frederick Anderton with a reproduction of his signature.
Statement of responsibility: music by H.W. Petrie ; words by Harry C. Clyde.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6804dc80-c58f-012f-bec6-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1857: Creator Born
  • 1894: Issued
  • 1925: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little Tim" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little Tim" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 5, 2021.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1894). Little Tim Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Little Tim