Description
Item Description:First line: Why am I so weak and weary?
Without music.
Date based on textual context, sheet music copyright and printer address in contemporaneous city directories.
"During one of our late battles, among many other noble . . ."--Above text.
Song lettersheet text in blue; two columns; lined on verso; cropped at fold; three eight-line stanzas, each with chorus, beneath Magnus headpiece displaying hand-colored illustration of dying soldier with angel on left and home scene with woman on knees praying on right.
"Published by Chas Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., NY"--Beneath headpiece.
OCLC #48091714 credits song as a Minstrel song.
OCLC #37736005 credits song as a ballad.
Several OCLC & CPM editions (earliest 1861-1876, # 000716-BROAD)--credit Sawyer & Thompson.
CPM song sheet edition # 000353-BROAD (1864)--credits companion song.
CPM song sheet inscribed with holographic address on reverse: "Mrs. Nancy B. Moulton, East Charleston Vermont."
See variant editions: 000716-BROAD, 001221-BROAD, 001458-BROAD, 001653-BROAD, 002864-BROAD, 003190-BROAD, and 003233-BROAD.
binder 8, item 182
Notation: Lyrics only
Physical Description:1 broadside (1 item on 1 sheet) : col. ill. ; ca. 20.5 x 13 cm.