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Additional title: Green gravel, green gravel. [first line of chorus - alto part]
Additional title: London Bridge is falling down. [first line of chorus - soprano part]
Additional title: Water, water wild flow'r. [first line of chorus - tenor part]
Additional title: hile strolling down the street last eve, I watched the children play. [first line]
Tierney, F. J. (Composer)
Tierney, F. J. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place: Chicago
Publisher: F.J. Tierney
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Music Division
Sheet music
Content: Chorus is a quodlibet of 3 nursery rhymes, scored for four-part chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass); bass part serves as accompaniment.
Content: Cover contains a collage of numerous photographs of caucasian and African American babies.
Statement of responsibility: [by F.J. Tierney].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5be08af0-c58e-012f-9698-58d385a7bc34
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  • 1893: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Childhood" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Childhood" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2017.

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