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A bunch of violets
Additional title: Only a bunch of violets, of violets so blue. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Out in the moonlit garden, far from the ballroom bright. [first line]
Gould, Frank Harrison (Dedicatee)
Bennett, William H. (Owner)
Schoonmaker, Floyd McKinstry (Composer)
Pleugh, Walter (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: Boston
Publisher: Oliver Ditson Company
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Courtship -- 1890-1899
Sheet music
Content: Cover contains signature of former owner at center top: William H. Bennett.
Content: Cover illustration includes reproduction of a painting of a man kissing a woman, seated by a window.
Content: Dedication on cover: Respectfully dedicated to Frank Harrison Gould.
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter Pleugh ; music by Floyd McKinstrey Schoonmaker.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 11c7f5f0-c590-012f-bc3f-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A bunch of violets" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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A bunch of violets