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Title
Breaking home ties
Additional title: A lad was leaving home and friends to sail across the sea. [first line]
Additional title: Think often of your mother lad, whatever, may, befall. [first line of chorus]
Names
Holzmann, Abe, 1874-1939 (Composer)
Gerber, Nat (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Holzmann, Gerber & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Separation (Psychology)
Mothers and sons
Family life
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: A young man was leaving home to seek fortune overseas; his tearful mother told him to remember her; years pass without a word; he finally returns about to die for having led a wayward life, and survived on his mothers pleas of remembrance.
Content: Cover shows illustration, "after painting by Thomas Hovenden," of a home scene in a dining room where the son is leaving, is mother holding on to him, with others in the room; a dog by the fireplace looks on.
Statement of responsibility: words by Nat Gerber ; music by A. Holzmann.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ec8704f0-c590-012f-fb5e-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

  • 1874: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1939: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Breaking home ties" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc22-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Breaking home ties" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 22, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc22-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). Breaking home ties Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc22-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Breaking home ties