If I only could blot out the past

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Title
If I only could blot out the past
Additional title: If I only could blot out the past if I only could forget. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: In a city far away came a messenger one day. [first line]
Names
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Lyricist)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Death
Runaway children
Forgiveness
Waltzes
Parent and child
Regret
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: picture of Lettie Le-Vyne [?]
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Gussie L. Davis.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 24eec240-c591-012f-c1e0-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1863: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1899: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "If I only could blot out the past" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc73-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "If I only could blot out the past" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 19, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc73-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). If I only could blot out the past Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc73-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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If I only could blot out the past