“You'll Never Miss Your Mother Till She's Gone” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “You’ll Never Miss Your Mother Till She’s Gone“ was written by Harry Birch, and published by White, Smith, and Company of Boston, Massachusetts in 1885. The cover features an image of a forlorn man reclining against a tombstone, with an image of his mother knitting in her chair above.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
composer; lyricist
Birch, Harry
White, Smith, and Company
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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