My Southern rose

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My Southern rose
Additional title: Away down south, in the Mississippi Valley, stands a little cottage with ivy 'round the door. [first line of song]
Additional title: No smile is sweeter, no maiden neater. [first line of chorus]
Starr, Lillian (Singer)
Williams, W. R. (Lyricist)
Williams, W. R. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Chicago
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Library locations
Music Division
Sexual attraction
Women -- Southern States
Sheet music
Content: Cover design includes photograph of Lillian Starr.
Content: Summary: The narrator is in love with his girlfriend Rose, an exemplary woman from the south.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by W.R. Williams.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4c73da90-c595-012f-9b14-58d385a7bc34
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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. "My Southern rose" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

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

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My Southern rose