When Dewey comes sailing home

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Title
When Dewey comes sailing home
Additional title: There's a great little man coming over the sea. [first line of song]
Additional title: When Dewey comes sailing home again, the bands will play. first line of chorus
Names
Heaton, John Langdon (1860-1935) (Lyricist)
Dewey, George (1837-1917) (Dedicatee)
Mills, Kerry (1869-1948) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Flags -- American
Spanish-American War, 1898
Battleships
Sailors -- American -- 1890-1899
Dewey, George, 1837-1917 -- Commemoration
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of sailors in front of an American flag with a steamship in the background.
Content: Printed as a supplement to the New York World, Sunday, June 18, 1899.
Content: Summary: Song in praise of Admiral George Dewey.
Statement of responsibility: words by John Langdon Heaton ; music by Kerry Mills.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c8c8eca0-c595-012f-1e90-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1860: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1935: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When Dewey comes sailing home" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef73-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When Dewey comes sailing home" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef73-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). When Dewey comes sailing home Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef73-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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When Dewey comes sailing home