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Title
Won't you be my little girl
Additional title: A poor little ragged child, tears were in each pretty eye. [first line]
Additional title: Won't you be my little girl - I had a child once like you. [first line of chorus]
Names
Tourjee, Homer (Composer)
Reynolds, Isaac G. (Lyricist)
Maxwell, Joseph (d. 1930) (Singer)
Simpson, Alfred L. (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Orphans
Benevolence
Waltzes
Homeless children
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: A poor orphan child is begging on the streets when a man comes and suggest she become his daughter, for the daughter he had has died. He takes her home to his grieving wife who hopes to raise the orphan as their own.
Content: On cover: The best ever...sung and illustrated by Maxwell and Simpson...a beautiful descriptive song. Cover includes photographs of Joseph B. Maxwell and Alfred L. Simpson.
Statement of responsibility: written by Isaac G. Reynolds ; composed by Homer Tourjée.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c4438c80-c591-012f-dcaf-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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Won't you be my little girl" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-171b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Won't you be my little girl" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-171b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). Won't you be my little girl Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-171b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Won't you be my little girl