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Title
The amorous goldfish
Additional title: A goldfish swam in a big glass bowl, as dear little goldfish do. [first line]
Additional title: Geisha. Amorous goldfish. [uniform title]

Names
Tempest, Marie (1866-1942) (Singer)
Jones, Sidney (1861-1946) (Composer)
Greenbank, Harry (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: Boston ; New York ; Chicago
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Goldfish
Humorous songs
Musicals
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : On cover: Sung by Miss Marie Tempest...song from the Japanese musical play The geisha.

Content : Cover illustration includes a drawing of two fish in water.

Content : Summary: Told in a humorous vein, a goldfish is in love with a officer (her human owner), but is depressed when he brings home a girlfriend. An accident causes the goldfish bowl to fall down and break and the goldfish dies.

Content : Version in G major.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Harry Greenbank; music by Sidney Jones.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: dd16c3f0-c590-012f-70eb-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1866: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1942: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The amorous goldfish" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc0b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The amorous goldfish" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 6, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc0b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). The amorous goldfish Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc0b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The amorous goldfish