Two little, blue little shoes

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Title
Two little, blue little shoes
Additional title: trunk standing open and near it a child, enchanted by what meets its sight. [first line]
Additional title: Two little blue little shoes two little feet, where are they? [first line of chorus]
Names
Rourke, M. E. (Lyricist)
Barry, Bert B. (Owner)
Peasley, Lea (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Chicago ; New York
Publisher: Frank K. Root & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Shoes -- 1890-1899
Waltzes
Children -- Death
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover includes photograph of a small girl kneeling while looking at an open trunk in a living room. Cover also includes drawing of two shows hanging from lettering of song title.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover at top right: Bert B. Barry, Bloomington [Indiana].
Content: On cover: A companion song to "My baby's kiss."
Content: Summary: A trunk is open, and among the contents are two little blue shoes; mother starts to cry, and explains [to the narrator] that they were the shoes of sister Irene who has since died; hide the shoes before father sees them; the shoes bring back memories of baby.
Statement of responsibility: words by M.E. Rourke ; music by L. Peasley.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b6394030-c591-012f-4d48-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Two little, blue little shoes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1708-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Two little, blue little shoes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1708-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Two little, blue little shoes Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1708-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Two little, blue little shoes