Don't let her lose her way

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Title
Don't let her lose her way
Additional title: "Don't let her lose her way!" her mother used to say. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: In the pretty country village where I liv'd when but a boy. [first line]
Names
Witt, Max S. (Composer)
Taggart, George H. (Lyricist)
Barry, Lydia (d. 1932) (Singer)
Ballin, Charles (Dedicatee)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: London
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Children
Waltzes
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Dedication above caption title: Dedicated to our friend Chas. Ballin.
Content: On cover: Sung with phenomenal success by the beautiful contralto Miss Lydia Barry. A leading ballad in public estimation.
Content: Cover designer's device in lower left of picture.
Content: Cover includes photograph of a woman at a doorstep speaking to a young girl and young boy. A field is in the distance.
Content: Summary: The narrator recalls when he was a child and used to walk a neighbor, Kate, to school; Kate's mother warned him not to let Kate lose her way. Years later as adults, Tom sees Kate and wants to walk her home; Kate refuses but Tom reminds Kate of her mother's words, saying they apply currently as they did when they were children.
Statement of responsibility: words by George H. Taggart ; music by Max S. Witt.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 00f61fc0-c592-012f-1c6e-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

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Don't let her lose her way" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1772-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Don't let her lose her way" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 24, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1772-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). Don't let her lose her way Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1772-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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