Play a Parlour Song from 1885

“You’ll Never Miss Your Mother ‘Till She’s Gone” was composed by Harry Birch and published in 1885.

Step One: Download the Page Images

 Step Two: Print

Print the pages at a size comfortable for your playing style.

Step Three: Play

Use your instrument of choice. For best results, perform the song in a parlor. For even better results, fill that parlor with an attentive and appreciative audience. And before playing, be sure to point out that this may be the first time the song has been performed in decades.