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The crimson chain
Additional title: He came home at evening and found her in weeping. [first line]
Additional title: I want to go back to my home again. [first line of chorus]
Carus, Emma (1878-1927) (Composer)
Pritzkow, Louis W. (Lyricist)
Lewis, Leona (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: [s.n.]
Publisher: Joseph W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Deception -- 1800-1899
Man-woman relationships
Husband and wife
Content: Published as a supplement to the Sunday World , January 16, 1898. Above title: The song this week-Jan. 27 [1897]--by America's popular vaudeville queen, Miss Leona Lewis, at Keith's Union Square Theatre.
Content: Summary: A husband comes home and finds his wife weeping; she explains she wants to go back to her family, to the ones she truly loves; he tells he will love her, but she turns away and says she's promised to another man.
Content: First page of music includes a lithograph of a man and woman, apparently engaged in conversation.
Statement of responsibility: words by Louis W. Pritzow ; music by Emma Carus.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f3554d00-c591-012f-06ce-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

  • 1878: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1927: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The crimson chain" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/732c7874-415f-54b5-e040-e00a180622e9

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The crimson chain" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 7, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/732c7874-415f-54b5-e040-e00a180622e9

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). The crimson chain Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/732c7874-415f-54b5-e040-e00a180622e9

Wikipedia Citation

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The crimson chain