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Title
Two little orphans
Additional title: Papa's been dead a year or more, Mamma, she died today. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Two little orphans seen on the street. [first line of song]
Names
Starmer (Cover designer)
Horner, Sidney (Composer)
Burke, C. A. (Charles A.) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Recker, Vogler & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Streets
Orphans
Adoption
Loneliness
Waltzes
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: Two orphans wander a winter street, their father dead, their mother having just died; it's Christmas eve, and one of the neighbors offers to give them shelter and be their mother.
Content: Cover design by Starmer includes drawing of a male and female child dressed in disheveled outerwear, standing on a city street in the snow, as a middle-aged couple passes them by.
Statement of responsibility: words by Chas. A. Burke ; music by Sidney Horner.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b995e5c0-c595-012f-dbfe-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

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Two little orphans" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efae-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Two little orphans" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efae-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Two little orphans Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efae-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Two little orphans