I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree, Sheet Music 03


Thomas Haynes Bayly, 1797-1839, “I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree, Sheet Music 03,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 24, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31609.

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I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree, Sheet Music 03


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in black ink on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. A torn flap at the right upper edge and a torn flap at the middle right edge were folded into the laminate. There are numerous tears of varying severity along the edges of the document. There is a substantial portion torn away from the middle lower edge of the leaf. There are numerous stains of unknown origin throughout the document. There is a handwritten check mark following the musical notations. The documents "The Sweet Trinity (The Golden Willow Tree)," Sheet Music 8, "Lamkin," Sheet Music 7, and "Sweet Forget-Me-Not," Sheet Music 2 are located at the top of the leaf. The documents "Old and Gray," Sheet Music 3, "Bonny Barbara Allan," Sheet Music 8, "The Wife of Usher's Well," Sheet Music 12, "The Wife of Usher's Well," Sheet Music 13, "The Lexington Murder," Sheet Music 8, and "The Blind Girl," Sheet Music 1 are located on the reverse side of the leaf.


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Harp on the Willow Tree. The Saracen


Thomas Haynes Bayly, 1797-1839


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree, Sheet Music 03

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I'll Hang My Harp on a Willow Tree

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Bath, Somerset County, England

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Brown, Folk Lyric - 259

Dimensions - Original

270 mm x 348 mm

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