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Title
The old church bell
Additional title: Beside the village church door stood the sexton old and gray. [first line]
Additional title: Ding! Dong! Ding! Dong! It sang out its merry lay. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The sexton's story. [alternative title]
Names
Dillea, Herbert (Composer)
Emerick, George H. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Death
Life cycle, Human
Bells -- 1890-1899
Ballads
Sextons
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: The greatest of all descriptive ballads.
Statement of responsibility: words by Geo. H. Emerick ; music by Herbert Dillea.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8705fab0-c590-012f-5b3a-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

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The old church bell" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-161c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The old church bell" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 15, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-161c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895 - 1895). The old church bell Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-161c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The old church bell