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“Casey Jones”

“Casey Jones”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Casey Jones: The Brave Engineer.” The lyrics were written by T. Lawrence Seibert and Eddie Newton composed the music. The song was published by A. Cox and Co. of Toronto, Canada in 1909. The cover features an image of a locomotive coming towards the reader, with photos of Seibert and Newton in the train engine’s windows. The song, also known as the Ballad of Casey Jones, was written to commemorate engineer Jones giving up his life to slow down his train enough to prevent a more disastrous crash with a train that was stopped on the tracks.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
lyricist
Seibert, T. Lawrence
composer
Newton, Eddie
publisher
A. Cox and Company
place made
Canada: Ontarian, Toronto
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 32.385 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
1982.0736.08
accession number
1982.0736
catalog number
1982.0736.08
Credit Line
Gift of Janice Plowman
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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