It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus-70 years. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted) and other countries where the term is life-plus-50 years (such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide). As this work was first published before 1923 or failed to meet notice or renewal requirements to secure statutory copyright with no "restoration" under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well.
|First Publication||1919 – New York: G. Schirmer|
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|Work Title||Four-and-Twenty Little Songs Bound in a Book|
|Composer||Smith, David Stanley|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.41|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IDS 2|
|First Publication.||1919 – New York: G. Schirmer|
|Copyright Information||Possibly public domain in EU and other 70 pma territories.|
|Librettist||Leila Osborne (fl.1910s)|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Voice (2 voices in No.24), piano|
The librettist's full name is probably Leila Grey Osborne. During the early 1910s there was a Leila Osborne who was a teacher in the school district for New Haven, CT and in 1919-20 was employed in the serials department at library at Yale University. Smith was an instructor at Yale starting in 1903 and subsequently became dean of the School of Music.