Break the news to mother / words and music by Chas. K. Harris.
AuthorComposer:Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell), 1864-1930
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SubjectSpanish-American War, 1898 -- Songs and music; World War, 1914-1918 -- Songs and music; Battle casualties -- Songs and music; Soldiers -- United States -- Songs and music; Patriotic music -- United States; Popular music -- United States -- 1911-1920; Songs with piano; Battle casualties -- Pictorial works; Soldiers -- United States -- Pictorial works; Drum -- Pictorial works; Drummers (Musicians) -- Pictorial works
For voice and piano.Caption title.Advertising includes musical incipits."This song was originally published in 1897 during the Spanish American War, when it was virtually taken up and sung by the entire nation... In response to this appeal he has issued this new edition. The song remains unchanged with the exception of the title page..."--Cover.Publication date estimated from latest copyright date found in musical incipits.Cover illustration: Photo of three soldiers around a fallen fourth set into a drum / Starmer.
PublisherChas. K. Harris
xmlui.metadata.dc.title.first-line-of-textWhile the shot and shell were screaming upon the battlefield
xmlui.metadata.dc.title.first-line-of-chorusJust break the news to mother she knows how dear I love her
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