Dearest Lily

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Dearest Lily
Additional title: Dearest Lily, purest Lily, with your face so fair. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Upon the bosom of a lake, some pure white lillies bloom. [first line]
Dunn, J. J. (Composer)
Dunn, J. J. (Lyricist)
Widmer, K. M. (Copyright holder)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: The Temple Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Life cycle, Human
Love songs
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Summary: The narrator speaks of finding and admiring a beautiful flower (a person), but then it dies.
Content: On cover, pasted over publisher's imprint: The Temple Music Co., 110 West 40th Street, New York.
Statement of responsibility: song by J.J. Dunn Jr.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 009f28d0-c591-012f-dcb0-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Dearest Lily