I couldn't spell that word because I love you

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Title
I couldn't spell that word because I love you
Additional title: Oh with joy my thoughts oft roam, back to my old southern home [First line of song]
Additional title: You know Tom since I've lost my mother [First line of chours]
Names
Helf, J. Fred (Composer)
Helf, J. Fred (Lyricist)
Alexander, Geo. B. (Composer)
Alexander, Geo. B. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Feist & Frankenthaler
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Death
Spelling bees
Betrothal
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover inset of photograph of J. Fred Helf and Geo. B. Alexander, "The Broken Brokers."
Content: On cover: the spelling match song.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by J. Fred Helf and Geo. B. Alexander.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a6d89000-c594-012f-db06-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I couldn't spell that word because I love you" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec66-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I couldn't spell that word because I love you" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 25, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec66-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). I couldn't spell that word because I love you Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec66-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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