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Nora Bell
Additional title: Could I but win my Nora's love no other prize I'd seek. [first line of song]
Additional title: Nora, Nora, I adore her, pretty Nora Bell. [first line of chorus]
Fairfield, J. Alvin (Composer)
Kelly, Edward (Lyricist)
DeKalb, W. M. (Walt M.) (Cover designer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: Chicago ; New York
Publisher: Windsor Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Women -- United States -- 1890-1899
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content : Cover design by Walt. M. Dekalb incldues photograph of an unidentified woman.

Content : Summary: The narrator adores his girlfriend Nora Bell.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Edward Kelly ; music by James Alvin Fairfield.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 5683bf80-c595-012f-69ec-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Nora Bell" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Nora Bell" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2015.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Nora Bell