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The door is always open / by Chas. Graham

Image ID: 1165497

The door is always open / by Chas. Graham  ['Tis not about a palace, but a simple tale I know. [first li...] ([c1897])

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Image Title

:  The door is always open / by Chas. Graham

Alternate Title(s)

: 'Tis not about a palace, but a simple tale I know. [first line] Title 2.) The door is always open, her mother watches there. [first line of chorus]


: Graham, Charles, composer -- Composer
Graham, Charles, composer -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Hess, Emma -- Dedicatee
Keefer, Emil -- Arranger

Published Date

: [c1897]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

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


: On cover: Arranged & sung by Emil Keefer. Cover includes photograph of Emil Keefer. Note 2.) On cover: Dedicated to Miss Emma Hess. The latest ballad. Note 3.) Summary: The narrator tells of a family living in the city; but Annie, the daughter doesn't live at home; her mother always leaves the door open just in case she returns. The narrator hoped to marry Annie, but she went her own way instead; her mother still waits for her.


: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1897


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

Digital ID

: 1165497

Record ID

: 464442

Digital Item Published

: 4-27-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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