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Save our little Nell
Additional title: Save our little girl, sir, she's our only child. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The night was dark and stormy, the snow feel ev'rywhere. [first line]
Lind, W. Murdoch (Lyricist)
Tourjée, Homer (Composer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Homer Tourjée Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Sick children -- To 1899
Content: Cover includes reproduction of a painting: in a small room a sick child lies in bed, a doctor leaning over her, his chin in his hand; in the background a mother's head is buried in her arm, while her husband looks gravely at the doctor.
Content: Summary: The doctor comes to visit a sick child; the mother is also ill, and the father out of work; they ask him for help due to their circumstances. The doctor leaves, then returns, giving the parents money to buy medicine and declares their child is safe because Heaven has heard the parents' cry.
Statement of responsibility: words by Murdoch Lind ; music by Homer Tourjée.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 97229590-c591-012f-479e-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

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Save our little Nell" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Save our little Nell" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 6, 2020.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). Save our little Nell Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Save our little Nell