My old New England home

More Details Cite This Item

Library division & collection with this item:

View this item elsewhere:

Title
My old New England home
Additional title: Back among the hills of old New England where I used to climb the mountain side. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: In an old miner's cabin out among the western hills, a weary trav'ler stopp'd to rest one day. [first line of song]
Names
Jergensen, Sophus (Arranger)
Canham, S. J. (Lyricist)
Canham, S. J. (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: The S. Brainard's Sons Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Older people -- Women
Miners
Reminiscing
Mothers and sons
Desertion
Pathos
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawn illustrations of scenes from country life: a house in the country, with stone fence and a well; an elderly woman sitting while sewing, a miner sluicing near a river, and a scene of a cabin near a mine with a mountain in the background.
Content: Summary: The narrator hears a tale of a stranger who stops at an old miner's cabin and tells of his life. It reminds the narrator of how he left his mother, how sad but accepting she was, but that the memory brings tears to his eyes.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by S. Jay Canham.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 45fb0960-c595-012f-0068-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My old New England home" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f007-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My old New England home" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f007-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). My old New England home Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f007-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f007-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 | title= (notated music) My old New England home, (1899) }} |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=September 17, 2019 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lennox, and Tilden Foundation}}</ref>

My old New England home