Ship That Never Returned, Sheet Music 02


Henry Clay Work, 1832-1884, “Ship That Never Returned, Sheet Music 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 18, 2022,

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Ship That Never Returned, Sheet Music 02


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in pencil on the front side and in carbon on the reverse side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is moderate fraying along the right edge. The document was laminated. The lower left corner was folded into the laminate. There are two minor tears at the lower edge. There is a stain of unknown origin at the upper left corner. There are two editorial additions handwritten in blue ink. There is a handwritten "x" at the upper right corner. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner. The document is located on the reverse side of "Earl Brand," Sheet Music 4, Copy, Page 2.


Popular music -- United States Ships -- Songs and music Farewells -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Parted Lover, Lovers Parted


Henry Clay Work, 1832-1884


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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Ship That Never Returned, Sheet Music 02

Document Title

The Ship That Never Returned

Alternate Geographic Location

Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut

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Scholarly Classification

Brown, Native American Ballads - 215 Randolph. 690 Laws. D 27 Combs. 54

Dimensions - Original

197 mm x 175 mm

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