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Calvé, sweet Calvé
Additional title: I sing you to rest with adear old song, that echoes from days of yore. [first line]
Additional title: The cooing we words that babies repeat, and the droop of sleepy head. [first line of chorus]
Comfort, Anita (Composer)
Tener, Nellie M. (Lyricist)
Calvé, Emma (1858-1942) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Copyright Date: 1897
Date Issued: 1903
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Anita Comfort
Library locations
Music Division
Lullabies -- United States
Sheet music
Content : On cover: Slumber song as sung by Mme Calvé. Cover includes photograph of Emma Calvé.

Content : Published as a supplement to the New York Herald, April 19, 1903.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Nellie M. Tener ; music by Anita Comfort.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: ef6febc0-c591-012f-c585-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1897: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Calvé, sweet Calvé" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1903.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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Calvé, sweet Calvé