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I want to go back to Michigan : (down on the farm)

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Title
I want to go back to Michigan : (down on the farm)
Names
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1914

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1914
Place: New York
Publisher: Waterson, Berlin, & Snyder
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music (Sheet) 99-355
Topics
Songs
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Caption title.
Content: Cover photograph of Miss James.
Content: First line of chorus: I want to go back.
Content: First line of text: I was born in Michigan.
Content: For voice and piano.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Sung by Miss Daisy James--Cover.
Funding: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Irving Berlin.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 vocal score (4 p.) : ill. ; 31 cm.
Top and bottom edges trimmed; center seam and edges torn; covers discolored.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG99-C850
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14693313
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 25a9c900-c642-012f-23d6-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1888: Creator Born
  • 1914: Created
  • 1989: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I want to go back to Michigan : (down on the farm)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1914. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-01a3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I want to go back to Michigan : (down on the farm)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-01a3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1914). I want to go back to Michigan : (down on the farm) Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-01a3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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I want to go back to Michigan : (down on the farm)