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The pretty widow
Additional title: For I'm a widow, yes, I'm a widow, but I don't intend to be one very long. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I'm a fascinating creature, full of frolic, life and fun. [first line]
Le Vyne, Lettie (Singer)
Himan, Alberto (b. 1855) (Composer)
Himan, Alberto (b. 1855) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place: New York
Publisher: Alberto Himan
Library locations
Music Division
Widows -- 1800-1899
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Written and composed for and sung with immense success by Miss Lettie Le Vyne, with Gorman Bros.' Co. Cover includes a photograph of Lettie Le Vyne.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Alberto Himan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aadeca40-c58f-012f-8b4b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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The pretty widow