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His only boy
Additional title: He was his only boy, pride of the old man's heart. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: In a quiet village lived an old man and his child. [first line]
Hambitzer, Charles, -1918 (Arranger)
Bison City Quartet (Singer)
Horwitz, Charles, 1864-1938 (Composer)
Horwitz, Charles, 1864-1938 (Lyricist)
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Copyright holder)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Publisher: Chas. K. Harris
Library locations
Music Division
Fathers and sons
Children -- Death
Content: Cover includes a photograph of the Bison City Quartette. Cover also includes trademark image of Chas. K. Harris.
Content: On cover: Sun with great success by the famous Bison City Quartette with Hopin's Trans-Oceanic Co.
Content: On cover: beautiful descriptive waltz song.
Content: Rear cover contains first pages of 4 songs by Chas. K. Harris.
Content: Stamp of dealer on rear cover: Cooper Music Co....Sacramento, Cal.
Statement of responsibility: by Chas. Horwitz.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 794fd9d0-c58e-012f-6289-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "His only boy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "His only boy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2020.

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His only boy