Only a firemans girl

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Only a firemans girl
Additional title: I love her better than my life. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The headlight shone bright thro' the darkness. [first line]
Abell, Morris H. (Lyricist)
Phillips, Walter A. (Composer)
Anderson, Maude (Dedicatee)

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
Fire fighters
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: Dedication: To Miss Maud Anderson, Memphis, Tenn.
Statement of responsibility: words by Morris H. Abell ; music by Walter A. Phillips.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7e0c00e0-c592-012f-9870-58d385a7bc34
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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. "Only a firemans girl" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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Only a firemans girl