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La belle parisienne
Additional title: Belle of New York. Belle parisienne. [uniform title]
Additional title: Oh, la belle Parisienne she do capture all ze men. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Ze American girl she walk like zis, in a haughty mannaire! [first line]
Morton, Hugh, 1865-1916 (Lyricist)
Kerker, Gustave, 1857-1923 (Composer)

Sheet music of songs from various musicals, plays, movies, and television (M.C. file)

Sheet music, 1897.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1897
Place: London : New York
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter ; T.B. Harms
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: M.C. (Belle of New York, 1897)
Women -- France
Women -- United States -- 1890-1899
Sexual attraction
sheet music
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: On cover: The fifth annual revue as produced at the New York Casino, staged by George W. Lederer.
Content: Summary: Sung by the characters Harry and Fifi (the latter of whom uses a French accent) the song describes the differences between American and Parisienne women.
Funding: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: words by Hugh Morton ; music by Gustave Kerker.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Some water damage; covers separated; edges frayed and torn.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14530083
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9e4ef340-c5fe-012f-0032-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1865: Creator Born
  • 1897: Created
  • 1916: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "La belle parisienne" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "La belle parisienne" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 23, 2023.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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La belle parisienne