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The old gun father gave to me

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Title
The old gun father gave to me
Additional title: Cherish it my lad it's memory revere. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: When I was but a little child, some forty years ago. [first line]
Names
Sharples, Joseph, Jr. (Lyricist)
Sharples, Joseph, Jr. (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Place: Pawtucket, R.I.
Publisher: Joseph Sharples, Jr.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Firearms
Reminiscing
Love, Paternal
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Lacking cover.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Joseph Sharples, Jr.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 998ccdb0-c58f-012f-aac4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The old gun father gave to me" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6b5f92b0-8a8b-38e3-e040-e00a18064246

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The old gun father gave to me" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6b5f92b0-8a8b-38e3-e040-e00a18064246

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1894). The old gun father gave to me Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/6b5f92b0-8a8b-38e3-e040-e00a18064246

Wikipedia Citation

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The old gun father gave to me