The Elbe

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The Elbe
Additional title: On a bright day in December, the steam ship Elbe from France. [first line]
Additional title: Sinking, sinking down the good ship goes. [first line of chorus]
Beale, G. E. (Composer)
Beale, G. E. (Lyricist)
Von Goessel, Kurt (Dedicatee)
Cure, F. D. (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: Phila., Pa.
Publisher: Joe Morris
Library locations
Music Division
Elbe (Steamship)
Steamboat disasters
Sheet music
Content: Dedication on cover at center top: Dedicated to the memory of brave Captain Kurt von Goessel, who heroically died at this post.
Content: On cover: Waltz song and chorus.
Statement of responsibility: by G.E. Beale, Jr. ; arr. By F.D. Cure.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2b157ef0-c590-012f-06b4-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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The Elbe