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Cover Illustration

A man playing the drums with four soldiers on it

First Line of Song

While the shot and shell were screaming upon the battle field…

First Line of Chorus

Just break the news to mother, She knows how dear I love her And tell her not to wait for me For I'm not coming home

Lyricist

Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell), 1864-1930

Publication Date

1897

Publisher

Chas. K. Harris New York, NY

Performance Medium

Piano; voice

Music Genre

War Songs

Object Type

text

Format (Digital)

PDF

Physical ID#

32278011454125

Digital ID#

011454125-1897

Location of Original

Box 74, Folder 1;

Repository

Manuscripts Division, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, e-mail sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Break The News To Mother

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