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There'll come a time
Additional title: There'll come a time, some day, when I have passed away. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Why are you sad, papa, my darling, why are those tears falling today. [first line]
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Lyricist)
Clauder, Jos. (Joseph) (1853-1913) (Arranger)
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Composer)
Emerson, Ida (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Place: Minneapolis, Minn.
Publisher: Chas. Harris
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Miss Ida Emerson, of the travesty team Howard & Emerson. Cover also contains a photograph captioned: Miss Ida Emerson.
Content: Photograph of Chas. K. Harris at bottom of cover and on caption title.
Content: Cover contains 3 photographs shows a man and young daughter in various poses illustrating text of song.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Chas. K. Harris.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6c95f60-c590-012f-a9b0-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1864: Creator Born
  • 1895: Issued
  • 1930: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "There'll come a time" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "There'll come a time" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 2, 2020.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895). There'll come a time Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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There'll come a time