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Title
When the gold was turning gray
Additional title: A year ago, my sweetheart dear, you promised to be mine. [first line of song]
Additional title: When the gold was turning gray I can ne'er forget the day. [first line of chorus]
Names
Marion, Harry S. (Lyricist)
Morse, Theodore F., 1873-1924 (Composer)
Rampone, Kitty (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Feist & Frankenthaler
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Sunrises & sunsets
Reminiscing
Betrothal
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Kitty Rampone. Cover includes photograph of Ktty Rampone.
Content: Cover design includes drawing of a sunset over a body of water.
Content: Summary: The narrator recalls how he and his woman friend pledged love to each other and promised to get married; now it is a year later and she has died, but he still remembers his promise to her.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry S. Marion ; music by Theo. F. Morse
Date: Copyright date: 190-
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6a3df680-c599-012f-0a1c-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

  • 1901: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When the gold was turning gray" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/97ee2896-d91e-2443-e040-e00a18067609

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When the gold was turning gray" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/97ee2896-d91e-2443-e040-e00a18067609

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). When the gold was turning gray Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/97ee2896-d91e-2443-e040-e00a18067609

Wikipedia Citation

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When the gold was turning gray