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Title
Treasures that gold cannot buy
Additional title: Sad are the mem'ries, yet sweet in their sadness, I see in fancy my old home once more. [first line of song]
Additional title: The love that you long for; a sweet, tender token. [first line of chorus]
Names
Heelan, Will A. (Composer)
Heelan, Will A. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Reminiscing
Mothers and sons
Man-woman relationships
Regret
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator reminiscences of his old home with memories of his mother who gave him counsel; he had a girlfriend who spurned him, but his memory of that love is a treasure that gold cannot buy.
Content: Cover design includes color lithograph of a home in the background in a wood; in the foreground inset is a man resting his head pensively on his hand, leaning on a wooden fence.
Content: Published as the musical supplement to the New York Sunday Press. Sunday, Jan. 13, 1901.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Will A. Heelan.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b7c9d010-c595-012f-dab3-58d385a7bc34
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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Treasures that gold cannot buy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efab-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Treasures that gold cannot buy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 22, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efab-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1901). Treasures that gold cannot buy Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efab-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Treasures that gold cannot buy