Put my little toys away

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Title
Put my little toys away
Additional title: Mamma, kiss me, I'll be good and go to sleep. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: While the birds were homeward winging; close beside her mother's knee. [first line of song]
Names
Garrett, B. M. (Composer)
Trevelyan, Arthur (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York
Publisher: Harry Tillman & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Children -- Mortality
Pathos
Mother and child
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Composed expressly for the Sunday World. Printed as a supplement to the New York World, Sunday, January 7, 1900.
Content: Subtitle below caption title: Pathetic song and refrain.
Content: Summary: A mother watches as her child goes to sleep, asking the mother to put the toys away; only the mother knows that the child is dying and that she will sleep forever.
Content: Cover design includes line drawing of a mother, seated, watching her daughter put her doll away.
Statement of responsibility: words by Arthur Trevelyan ; music by B.M. Garrett.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7790a8f0-c595-012f-a8c2-58d385a7bc34
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: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Put my little toys away" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1900. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eff6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Put my little toys away" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 13, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eff6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1900). Put my little toys away Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eff6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Put my little toys away