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Your mother's wedding ring

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Your mother's wedding ring
Additional title: 'Twas left for you, dear, with love so true, dear. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Come hither, little daughter, mine, and sit upon my knee. [first line of song]
Simpson, Alfred L. (Singer)
Bingham, Charles D. (Composer)
Bingham, Charles D. (Lyricist)
Maxwell, Jos. B. (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Fathers and daughters
Rings -- 1890-1899
Dying declarations
Content: Cover design includes a large ring printed in gold with a floral pattern in the background.
Content: Cover design includes thumbnail photograph of Charles D. Bingham.
Content: On cover: Sung by Maxwell and Simpson, kings of illustrated songs. Exclusive illustrating rights reserved for Maxwell & Simpson. Cover includes thumbnail photographs of Jos. B. Maxwell and Alfred L. Simpson [name spelled as A. H. Simpson].
Content: Summary: A man speaks to his daughter and gives her a wedding ring; it belongs to her mother whom he loved; when she was passing away, she returned it and asked her husband to give it to their daughter.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Charles D. Bingham.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e97a0280-c595-012f-354a-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: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Your mother's wedding ring" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Your mother's wedding ring" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 7, 2020.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Your mother's wedding ring Retrieved from

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Your mother's wedding ring