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Rosie Carey
Additional title: Down in the valley where daisies grow, lives Rosie Carey, my girl. [first line of song]
Additional title: Rosie Carey, no other girl is so fair. [first line of chorus]
Johnson, Lee, songwriter (Composer)
Johnson, Lee, songwriter (Lyricist)
King, Charles (1889-1944) (Singer)
Donigan, Johnnie (Copyright holder)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: San Francisco, Cal.
Publisher: Lee Johnson & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Summary: No other girl compares to Rosie Carey, the narrator's girlfriend.
Content: Cover design includes a thumbnail photograph of Lee Johnson.
Content: On cover: A first night hit featured by Irene Franklin, Lydia Barry, Johnnie Carroll, Kelly & Violette, Walter Talbot, and other leading artists.
Content: On cover: Sung nightly by the famous contra-tenor Charles King of the Gypsy Quintette; cover includes photograph of Charles King with a facsimile of his signature.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Lee Johnson.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8122df70-c595-012f-acf2-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Rosie Carey" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Rosie Carey" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Rosie Carey