“The Little Lost Child”


"A passing policeman found a little child... Says to her kindly, you must not cry; I'll find your mother by and by." At the station he realizes she is his daughter Jennie, with whose mother he had quarreled. When the mother arrives, they are reconciled

Cross references


  • Earl Shirkey & Roy Harper, "The Little Lost Child" (Columbia 15642-D, 1931; rec. 1929)


  1. Randolph 728, "The Lost Child" (1 text)
  2. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 148-150, "The Little Lost Child" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Geller-Famous, pp. 132-137, "The Little Lost Child" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #4651
  5. BI, R728


Author: Words: Edward B. Marks / Music: Joseph W. Stern
Earliest date: 1894 (sheet music)
Found in: US(So)