One little word to mother

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Title
One little word to mother
Additional title: Far o'er the hilltops resounded echoes from enemy's line. [first line of song]
Additional title: One little word to mother, one little word I say. [firs line of chorus]
Names
Burns, P. J. (Dedicatee)
Arthur, Joseph (Lyricist)
Arthur, Joseph (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Fitchburg, Mass.
Publisher: A. Felix ; / J.F. Chaffin
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
War casualties
Flag bearers
Soldiers -- American
Mothers and sons
Brothers
Waltzes
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Cover design include drawing of two U.S. Civil War Union soldiers, one dropping his rifle, seemingly in surprise at the other, who has apparently been wounded and is lying on the ground, holding the U.S. flag.
Content: Subtitle below caption title: Patriotic ballad.
Content: Summary: Two brothers, soldiers for the Union in the Civil war, await their captain's call, while thinking of their mother; the caption calls them to advance, but one is shot; the other carries the flag to victory for the Union, which marks the day his brother died.
Content: Dedication on cover at top center: Dedicate to the popular baritone soloist Mr. P. J. Burns.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Joseph Arthur.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5cfedc00-c595-012f-2be9-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "One little word to mother" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f02a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "One little word to mother" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 20, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f02a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). One little word to mother Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f02a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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One little word to mother