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"You'll Never Miss Your Mother 'Till She's Gone" is vintage sheet music with a lovely pen-and-ink illustration of a sainted old mother patiently knitting, signed by the artist "NPS." The design is bold art deco black on shades of green.

This music was published in 1940 by the Calumet Music Co. and was written by Harry Birch. This version comes with a Hawaiian guitar solo written in standard notation and tablature. Guitar chords and diagrams are provided along with the piano version.

The song tells the story of young Jack, who regrets going out into the world to have his fling, returning at last only to find his mother has died. Not a cheery little tune!

The back cover has a great ad for a bunch of wonderful old songbooks--"Arkansas Wood Chopper's Square Dance Calls," "Doc Hopkins and Karl and Harty," "Homer Rodeheaver's Sacred Song Book," "'Poppy' Cheshire and His Hill Billy Champions," "Happy Chappies" and many more!

The folio is 6 pages including the covers and measures 9.25 x 12 inches (23.5 x 30.48 cm). The edge are worn and there is a little water staining at the bottom. There is an owner's signature in purple ink on the cover.

This sheet music is complete and playable. Whether used to learn the song, decorate a piano, frame the cover, or create an art project, this piece of vintage sheet music is a sentimental ode to motherhood and regret.

Buy two or more pieces of sheet music from modernpoetry at the same time, and save on shipping! Etsy will initially charge you shipping for each piece, but I will promptly refund the overpayment based on the actual cost to get your music to you.

I package all sheet music securely in a plastic bag inside a sturdy cardboard envelope, so it will be well-protected on its way to you.

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Sheet music, "You'll Never Miss Your Mother 'Till She's Gone," knitting, vintage 1940, Mother's Day, green and black, Hawaiian guitar tab


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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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