Baggage Coach Ahead, Sheet Music 01
 

Citation

Gussie Lord Davis, 1863-1899, “Baggage Coach Ahead, Sheet Music 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 22, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31371.


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Title

Baggage Coach Ahead, Sheet Music 01

Description

Two leaves (one partial) with preprinted staff lines. The document is in good physical condition. The two leaves are laminated together. The upper left corner of the first leaf and the lower left corner of the second leaf were folded into the laminate. There are staple holes and related rust stains at the upper right corner and at the lower left corner of the first leaf. There are staple holes and related rust stains at the upper left corner of the second leaf. There are minor rust stains at the upper edge of the first leaf. There is a moderate tear at the lower left corner of the first leaf. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner of the second leaf. The text comes from an 1896 song by Gussie Lord Davis, 1863-1899.

Subject

Popular music -- United States Death -- Songs and music Mothers -- Songs and music Railroads -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Baggage Coach

Creator

Gussie Lord Davis, 1863-1899

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/4/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

Musical notation, English
English

Type

Sheet music

Transcription

In the Baggage Coach Ahead

On a dark & stormy night, as the train rattled on, all the
passengers had gone to bed except one young man with a babe in his arms
who sat with a bowed down head.

The innocent one began crying just then as
if its poor heart would break. Make that child stop its noise an angry man said for its keeping us all awake. dont keep it in here we have

O, where is its mother go take it to her a
lady then softly said. I wish that I could was the young man's reply but she's dead in the coach ahead

Put it out said another
paid for our berths and cant rest, but never a word said the man with the child as he
fondled it close to his breast As the train rattled onward a
husband sat in tears thinking of the happiness of

Baggage Coach Ahead (continued)

just a few short years while baby's face brings
pictures of a cherished hope thats dead but babies cries can't
waken her in the baggage coach ahead.

Classification Title

Baggage Coach Ahead, Sheet Music 01

Document Title

In the Baggage Coach Ahead

Alternate Geographic Location

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Associated Date

1896

Scholarly Classification

Randolph, 704

Dimensions - Original

165 mm x 211 mm (1), 165 mm x 98 mm (2)

Upload Date

2013-10-22

File name

113_BaggageCoachAhead_Sheet_01

Transcription Date

2008-08-18

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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