The American girl

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The American girl
Additional title: Her eyes may be black, he eyes may be blue, she is ever winsome, lovely and true. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The poets sing in their waveflowing rhymes. [first line]
Schuette, H. George (Lyricist)
Holst, Eduard (1843-1899) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place: Chicago
Publisher: National Music Company
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Music Division
Flags -- American -- 1800-1899
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes a drawing of woman holding a standing American flag mounted on pole in her right hand behind which is an eagle lifting a shield containing the stars and stripes. In the background is the outline of the continental United States.
Statement of responsibility: music by Ed. Holst ; words by H. Geo. Schuette.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 49e4ea10-c58e-012f-4a75-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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The American girl