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Take me as I am
Additional title: I know I'm not good looking, Nell, I don't possess much knowledge. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Nell Taylor was the belle of the village where she dwelt. [first line of song]
Hurtig, Joe (Lyricist)
Lewis, Andy (Composer)
Boyer, C. (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Hurtig & Seamon
Library locations
Music Division
Social classes
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: Cover design includes drawing of a man facing a woman, their hands touching each other, in a blacksmith's shop - and anvil, hearth and wheels are seen nearby.
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover: Pathetic song and waltz chorus.
Content: Summary: Nell Taylor was a teacher, the belle of the town; Tom was a blacksmith; he told her loved her although he was not wealthy and would not give her the comforts of life; Nell confesses she's loved him too because he's noble.
Statement of responsibility: words by Joe Hurtig ; music by Andy Lewis.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ac40dfd0-c595-012f-72ae-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Take me as I am" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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Take me as I am