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Star of my soul
Additional title: Geisha. Star of my soul. [uniform title]
Additional title: Glory of flow'rs and fairy land around me. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: How can I wait when she I worship only, friendless and fair, my help may sorely need? [first line]
Jones, Sidney (1861-1946) (Composer)
Greenbank, Harry (Lyricist)
Coffin, Hayden (1862-1935) (Singer)
Browne, John C. (John Coates) (1838-1918) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: London
Publisher: Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd.
Library locations
Music Division
Love songs
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Sung by Mr. C. Hayden Coffin, also by Mr. John from the Japanese musical play The geisha.
Content: Summary: Reginald Fairfax asks how he can wait for the woman he loves; he has not told her how much he loves her and dreams of the future with her.
Content: Version in G major.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry Greenbank ; music by Sidney Jones.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2e51f00-c591-012f-31b5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1946: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Star of my soul" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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Star of my soul