We'll be friends if nothing more

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Title
We'll be friends if nothing more
Additional title: Could I but bring back those sweet happy days of yore. [first line of song]
Additional title: Dear heart, the time has come alas when we must start. [first line of chorus]
Names
Phelps, E. S. (Composer)
Heyser, Lillian (Dedicatee)
Kennedy, Madeline L. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Boston
Publisher: Evans Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Death
Separation (Psychology)
Love
Regret
Dying declarations
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Below caption title: Words by Miss Madeline L. Kennedy, daughter of the late Harry Kennedy.
Content: Summary: The narrator speaks to their loved one as one of them is about to die, reminiscing of the happier times while acknowledging the more difficult ones.
Content: Cover design includes photographs of Madeline L. Kennedy, E. S. Phelps, and 3 photographs of Lillian Heyser.
Statement of responsibility: words by Madeline L. Kennedy ; music by E.S. Phelps.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bfec2b80-c595-012f-c8b5-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "We'll be friends if nothing more" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef66-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "We'll be friends if nothing more" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef66-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). We'll be friends if nothing more Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef66-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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We'll be friends if nothing more