The touch of a woman's hand

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Title
The touch of a woman's hand
Additional title: My home was such a dreary place. [first line of song]
Names
Bratton, John W. (John Walter) (1867-1947) (Composer)
Ford, Walter H. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Mothers and sons
Wives
Intuition
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator speaks of his wife Grace who has made his dreary home beautiful through her touch; their child's growth has been enhanced by her touch.
Content: Cover design includes abstraction with a garland of flowers.
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter H. Ford ; music by John W. Bratton.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b7257890-c595-012f-cb2a-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

  • 1867: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1947: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The touch of a woman's hand" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efaa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The touch of a woman's hand" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 20, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efaa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). The touch of a woman's hand Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efaa-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The touch of a woman's hand