The fairest of flowers

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The fairest of flowers
Additional title: Home, country, friends I'd lost. [first line]
Additional title: Latest popular songs of George C. Staley. [alternative title]
Additional title: Royal pass. Fairest of flowers. [uniform title]
Additional title: While gath'ring the roses that grew by the road. [first line of chorus]
Staley, George C. (Actor)
Blair, Miss (Lyricist)
Staley, George C. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1890

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Date Issued: 1890
Place: New York
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons.
Library locations
Music Division
Yodel & yodeling
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration shows a drawing of a man seated in a chair playing the guitar, while a woman peeks from behind him.
Statement of responsibility: George C. Staley.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46ca49e0-c58d-012f-7c0a-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The fairest of flowers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1890.

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The fairest of flowers