Those cruel words "good-bye"

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Title
Those cruel words "good-bye"
Additional title: "Goodbye!" cruel words, goodbye! [first line of chorus]
Additional title: You think it best we part love, you and I? [first line of song]
Names
Helf, J. Fred (Composer)
Helf, J. Fred (Lyricist)
Jones, Ada (Singer)
Kerr (Cover designer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: W.B. Gray
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Separation (Psychology)
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design by Kerr is an abstraction.
Content: On cover: As sung by Ada Jones at Tony Pastor's Theatre, N.Y. Cover includes photograph of Ada Jones.
Content: Published as the musical supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser. Sept. 10, 1899.
Content: Summary: Responding to a partner, the narrator acknowledges they should separate, but tries to remind the partner of the good times of their relationship, and tells that separation would be cruel.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by J. Fred Helf.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4b4bd70-c595-012f-b62b-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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Those cruel words "good-bye"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Those cruel words "good-bye"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 25, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Those cruel words "good-bye" Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Those cruel words "good-bye"