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Dear old Hudson
Additional title: Dear old Hudson, grand old Hudson, your palisades like sentinels, that guard your tranquil flow. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Upon your palisades high bluff's old Hudson oft have I stood and watched your waters flow. [first line]
Jackson, M. J. (Illustrator)
Nolan, Mrs. Andrew A. (Dedicatee)
Flynn, John H. (1869-1926) (Composer)
Flynn, John H. (1869-1926) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) -- 1800-1899
Sheet music
Content: Cover drawing shows a moonlight evening, the moon shining, from a view near forests [?] on which a sailboat is cruising the Hudson River.
Content: Summary: The narrator admires the beauty of the Hudson River.
Content: Dedication above caption title: Respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Andrwew A. Nolan. [Shorter dedication on cover].
Content: On cover: Companion to Paul Dresser's incomprable ballad "on the banks fo the Wabash, far away." Cover reproduces cover of the Dresser song.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by John H. Flynn.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fddb6420-c591-012f-6e64-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dear old Hudson" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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Dear old Hudson