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Don't send her away!
Additional title: A travel-stained and footsore lassie stopped before a dwelling. [first line]
Additional title: Don't send her away, John, don't send her away. [first line of chorus]
Rosenfeld, Monroe H. (Composer)
Browne, Raymond A., 1871-1922 (Lyricist)
Quigley, John J. (Singer)
Howland, Harry H. (Dedicatee)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Boston
Publisher: The B.F. Wood Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Parental rejection
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom right: Kornder's music store, 487 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Content: Dedication on cover at top center: To our mutual friend Mr. Harry H. Howland, N.Y.
Content: Summary: A woman approaches a home; the man opens the door, revealing he is the woman's father and tries to send her away, but the mother pleads that he let her in; the man changes his mind and forgives his daughter.
Content: On cover: As sung by America's sweetest boy tenor John J. Quigley. Cover includes profile photograph of John J. Quigley.
Statement of responsibility: words by Raymond A. Browne ; music by Monroe H. Rosenfeld.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21757455
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 032963e0-c591-012f-6597-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Don't send her away!" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Don't send her away!" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 22, 2024.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Don't send her away!