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My Queen Irene
Additional title: Cheeks like the rose, when the summer wind blows, has my queen Irene. [first line of song]
Additional title: My queen Irene, she is the best girl I've seen. [first line of chorus]
Shattuck, Truly (1876-1954) (Singer)
Ford, Walter H. (Lyricist)
Bratton, John W. (John Walter) (1867-1947) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover: Waltz ballad.
Content: On cover: As sung by the popular artist Truly Shattuck. Cover includes photograph of Truly Shattuck.
Content: Summary: The narrator describes the physical attributes of his "queen" Irene.
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter H. Ford ; music by John W. Bratton.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4a8b42d0-c595-012f-266e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1876: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1954: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Queen Irene" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Queen Irene" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2016.

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My Queen Irene