Put my little toys away

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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]
Garrett, B. M. (Composer)
Trevelyan, Arthur (Lyricist)

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
Children -- Mortality
Mother and child
Sheet music
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
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7790a8f0-c595-012f-a8c2-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Put my little toys away" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 27, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eff6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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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

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Put my little toys away