Dear Elizabeth

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Dear Elizabeth
Additional title: Elizabeth, Elizabeth, don't you think you really could be mine. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I am weary and quite dreary, but you will not wonder why. [first line]
Harrison, Sadie (Composer)
Harrison, Sadie (Lyricist)
Estes, Kate (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: A.M. Hall
Library locations
Music Division
Male impersonators
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Summary: The narrator has been dating Elizabeth for a year but has not received an indication from her whether she's be willing to be his wife or not; he is driving himself to further despair because the wait increases his love.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom right: Texas Music Supply House, Beaumont, Texas.
Content: Cover includes an unidentified photograph, presumably of Sadie C. Harrison, dressed in men's clothing.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Sadie C. Harrison.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fc838f50-c591-012f-663e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dear Elizabeth" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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Dear Elizabeth