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Going for a pardon / words and music by James Thornton.
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Image ID: 1165871

Going for a pardon / words and music by James Thornton.  [She was going for a pardon, on that cold December day. [firs...] ([c1896])

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Image Title

:  Going for a pardon / words and music by James Thornton.

Alternate Title(s)

: She was going for a pardon, on that cold December day. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) The railroad train was crowded, on a cold December day. [first line]

Creator(s)

: Thornton, James, 1861-1938 -- Composer
Thornton, James, 1861-1938 -- Lyricist
Hauenschild, Clara -- Lyricist
Carter, H. -- Illustrator

Additional Name(s)

: Thornton, Bonnie -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1896]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.

Notes

: Cover illustration of flowers by H. Carter. Note 2.) On cover: Latest descriptive ballad success...introduced and sung with great success by Bonnie Thornton, 'the little mascot." Cover includes photograph of Bonnie Thornton. Note 3.) Summary: A train conductor questions a seven-year-old girl as to why she can't pay the fare; she's going to ask the governor for a pardon for her father, incarcerated for commiting a crime while under the influence of alcohol, but who is now going blind. The conductor leads her to the governor who, at the pleading of his own daughter, grants the pardon.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1896

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division

Digital ID

: 1165871

Record ID

: 464097

Digital Item Published

: 11-17-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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