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He fought for the cause he thought was right / words and music by Paul Dresser.
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He fought for the cause he thought was right / words and music by Paul Dresser.  [He sleeps beneath an old oak tree, far, far from home and fr...] ([c1896])

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Image Title

:  He fought for the cause he thought was right / words and music by Paul Dresser.

Alternate Title(s)

: He sleeps beneath an old oak tree, far, far from home and friends, tonight. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) I saw an old grave yesterday, not many miles away. [first line]

Creator(s)

: Davies, Syd -- Illustrator
Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906 -- Lyricist
Dresser, Paul, 1858-1906 -- Composer

Published Date

: [c1896]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Cover design with abstraction by Syd Davies. Note 2.) On cover: As sung by Harry Sheldon. Cover includes a full-length photograph of Harry Sheldon dressed in 18th century costume. Note 3.) Summary: The sight of a grave inspires the narrator to recall deceased Confederate soldiers of the American Civil War, and how their mothers still mourn for them; the chorus, repeating words written on the gravestone, asks us not to judge the soldiers sicne they fought for a cause they believed was right.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1896

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1165875

Record ID

: 464101

Digital Item Published

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

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