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My little Georgia rose
Additional title: In a Georgia town, I met, on a day I'll ne'er forget. [first line of song]
Additional title: Rose is Southern lassie, you're from the North," he said. [first line of chorus]
Van Allen, Walter (Singer)
Witt, Max S. (Composer)
Roden, Robert F. (Lyricist)
Gilson, Lottie (Singer)
Carlin, Gertrude F. (Owner)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Fathers and daughters
Marriage proposals
Dying declarations
Women -- Southern States
Sheet music
Content : Cover design includes drawing of unpaved road with low stone wall leading to a setting sun; on the left is a stately house with columns.

Content : On cover: Introduced and sung with great success during her starring tour by Lottie Gilson.

Content : Cover design includes photograph of Walter Van Allen.

Content : Signature of former owner on cover at top left and on first page of music at top right: Gertrude F. Carlin.

Content : Summary : The narrator, from the Northern United States, proposes to Rose from Georgia, who says yes; her father gives his consent to the marriage; after marriage, Rose's father's letters dwindle; on his deathbed he describes his sorry at having Rose leave but is happy for her.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Robert F. Roden ; music by Max. S. Witt.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 40768390-c595-012f-811d-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

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

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My little Georgia rose" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2015.

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My little Georgia rose