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Title
My bed is like a little boat : rocking song
Additional title: My bed is like a little boat, nurse helps me in when I embark. [first line of song]
Additional title: Sister Mary. My bed is like a little boat. [uniform title]
Names
Loftus, Cissie (b. 1876) (Composer)
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 (1850-1894) (Lyricist)
Hapgood, Ruth (Dedicatee)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: Boston ; New York; [etc.]
Publisher: White-Smith Music Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Lullabies -- United States
Musicals
Ocean
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover design includes portrait photograph of May Irwin.

Content : Summary: The narrator likens laying in bed to a journey on a boat.

Content : On cover: Sung by May Irwin in her latest comedy success "Sister Mary."

Content : On cover: The music of this song is dedicated to Miss Ruth Hapgood.

Content : Cover includes stamp of dealer: G. Schirmer, 35 Union Square, New York.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Robert Louis Stevenson ; music by Cissie Loftus.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 2ba87ef0-c595-012f-31fc-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My bed is like a little boat : rocking song" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My bed is like a little boat : rocking song" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 7, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). My bed is like a little boat : rocking song Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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My bed is like a little boat : rocking song