A song of long ago

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Title
A song of long ago
Additional title: The sweetest song to mem'ry known, sing it soft and low. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The world is rich in melody, all nature bright with song. [first line of song]
Names
Sig. Giannini (Composer)
McKee, James R. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Place: Philadelphia, PA
Publisher: J.W. Pepper
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Songs
Reminiscing
Mothers and sons
Clothing & dress -- United States -- 1700-1799
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator recalls the song "Nearer my God to thee" as a defining lesson taught by his mother.
Content: On cover: Star music album no. 25; supplement of the St. Louis Star, Sunday Feb. 25, 1900.
Content: Cover design includes a seated man and woman dressed in 17th century costume; the man looks over the womans' shoulder as she looks at sheet music.
Statement of responsibility: words by James R. McKee ; music by Signor F. Giannini.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9a27ff80-c595-012f-51fe-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

  • 1900: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A song of long ago" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A song of long ago" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1900). A song of long ago Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A song of long ago