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Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
19-May-02 - 08:58 PM
Thread Name: Author: I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
Subject: RE: Author: I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
Sheet music of 1876, published by John Church & Co., 66 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati, can be seen at the Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection:

I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen.

Westendorf was a fairly prolific composer of popular songs (Levy has 37 examples, including duplicates), many of which were in the "plantation" line, like I'll Nebber Leave Old Dixie Land or De Little Cabins All Am Empty Now. In Kathleen he was simply writing another cod-ethnic song for a guaranteed market.