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Lyricist:
Percy, Florence  Search this
Composer:
Hewitt, John H.  Search this
Composer; lyricist:
Lady of Richmond, Virginia  Search this
Publisher:
Selby, Julian A.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 9 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 24.13 cm
Object Name:
sheet music
Object Type:
Sheet Music
sheet music
Place Made:
United States: South Carolina, Columbia
Date made:
1861
Description (Brief):
This sheet music is for the song “Rock Me to Sleep Mother.” The song’s lyrics were written by Florence Percy (the pen name for Elizabeth Akers Allen) and the music was composed by John H. Hewitt. The sheet music was published by Julian A. Selby of Columbia, South Carolina in 1861. The song expresses a desire to give up the sorrows of life and go back to being a child, being rocked to sleep by mother.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Christianity  Search this
Related event:
Civil War  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0365.03
Accession number:
1983.0365
Catalog number:
1983.0365.03
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-0617-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_670718