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My wild Irish rose
Additional title: If you listen I'll sing you a sweet little song, of a flower that's now droped and dead. [first line of song]
Additional title: My wild Irish Rose, the sweetest flow'r that grows. [first line of chorus]
Olcott, Chauncey (1858-1932) (Composer)
Olcott, Chauncey (1858-1932) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Love songs
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Sung by Chauncey Olcott.
Content: Version in C major.
Ownership: Gift of the Columbia Broadcasting System Inc., [1974].
Content: Summary: The narrator sings of his girlfriend, his wild Irish Rose (using metaphors to the flower), who will never desert him; he hopes that she will marry him one day.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Chauncey Olcott.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5253de50-c595-012f-d49a-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1858: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1932: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My wild Irish rose" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My wild Irish rose" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 27, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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My wild Irish rose