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Way up north
Additional title: 'Way up north there's a grave not far from Gettysburg. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: In an old Virginia town as the sun was going down. [first line of song]
Goldrick, Edwin (Singer)
Dempsey, James E. (1876-1918) (Composer)
Dempsey, James E. (1876-1918) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: Philadelphia, Pa.
Publisher: Jos. Morris
Library locations
Music Division
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Casualites
Flags -- American -- 1900-1909
Memorial Day
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration is of an army encampment, showing tends an an American flag.
Content: Summary: In Virginia, on Decoration Day, a woman sees a troop of soliders march; she asks them to honor her husband and son are now at Gettysburg and died for the South.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Edwin Goldrick. Cover includes photograph of Edwin Goldrick.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by J.E. Dempsey
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 59ea5e40-c599-012f-47cb-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Way up north