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Sweet Nellie Bawn
Additional title: Stroll through the meadows, cross o'er a stream. [first line]
Additional title: Yes! she's my Nellie, no fairer seen. [first line of chorus]
Williams, Lottie (Singer)
Rossiter, Will (1867-1954) (Composer)
Rossiter, Will (1867-1954) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Date Issued: c1894 [c1892]
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Library locations
Music Division
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: On cover: "Fair as the lily, fair as the rose" Sweet Nellie Bawn, the leading waltz song of America...having already passed the sixty thousand being sung by Lottie Williams.
Content: According to Library of Congress Name Authorities, W. R. Williams was a pseudonym for Will Rossiter.
Content: Cover includes two photographs of Lottie Williams. Captions of photograph at upper right of cover: The queen of ideal soubrettes, Lottie Williams. Caption of photograph in center: As Lottie Williams appears singing "Sweet Nellie Bawn."
Statement of responsibility: words and music by W.R. Williams.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 34340350-c58e-012f-74f3-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1892: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sweet Nellie Bawn" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892 - c1894 [c1892].

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sweet Nellie Bawn" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2016.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1892 - c1894 [c1892]). Sweet Nellie Bawn Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Sweet Nellie Bawn