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Down in Poverty Row
Additional title: Down in Poverty Row you will find this girl. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Within a crowded tenement where poorest folks abound. [first line]
Trevelyan, Arthur (Composer)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Lyricist)
Thornton, Bonnie (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: London
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Tenement houses
Poor families
Sheet music
Content : Summary: The narrator tells of a working girl living in a tenement in Poverty Row who helps contribute to her mother and brother's welfare and is the darling of the neighborhood.

Content : Cover includes small drawing of a young girl on a stoop, leaving her tenement (with broken windows), her mother looking after her, while a group of boys looks on.

Content : On cover: The new electric hit...introduced by Bonnie Thornton, America's little mascot. Cover includes photograph of Bonnie Thornton.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Arthur Trevelyan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 08215330-c591-012f-96e5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down in Poverty Row" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down in Poverty Row" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2015.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Down in Poverty Row