The door is always open

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Title
The door is always open
Additional title: 'Tis not about a palace, but a simple tale I know. [first line]
Additional title: The door is always open, her mother watches there. [first line of chorus]
Names
Graham, Charles, composer (Composer)
Graham, Charles, composer (Lyricist)
Keefer, Emil (Arranger)
Hess, Emma (Dedicatee)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: Frank Harding
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Runaway children
Waltzes
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Arranged & sung by Emil Keefer. Cover includes photograph of Emil Keefer.
Content: On cover: Dedicated to Miss Emma Hess. The latest ballad.
Content: Summary: The narrator tells of a family living in the city; but Annie, the daughter doesn't live at home; her mother always leaves the door open just in case she returns. The narrator hoped to marry Annie, but she went her own way instead; her mother still waits for her.
Statement of responsibility: by Chas. Graham
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03d8bef0-c592-012f-2d5e-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. "The door is always open" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1776-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The door is always open" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 28, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1776-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). The door is always open Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1776-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The door is always open