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Dear old Broadway
Additional title: Broadway, Broadway, 'tis you our hearts hold dear! [First line of chorus]
Additional title: Each city has its street which it thinks, cannot be beat [First line of song]
Additional title: Round New York in 80 minutes. Dear Old Broadway [uniform title]
Goodwin, J. Cheever (John Cheever) (1850-1912) (Lyricist)
Rice, Edward E. (Composer)
Sylva, Marguerite (1875-1957) (Actor)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Edward E. Rice
Library locations
Music Division
Streets -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Streets -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Streets -- California -- San Francisco
Streets -- France -- Paris
Commercial streets
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- 1880-1889
Content: Cover design of border of red flowers with inset of photograph of Marguerita Sylva.
Content: Back cover includes photograph of scene[?] from "Round New York in 80 Minutes."
Content: On cover: as sung by Marguerita Sylva in W.A. Brady's spectacular production "Round New York in 80 Minutes" at Koster & Biels Music Hall.
Content: Supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser, Jan. 7, 1900, pp. 5-8.
Statement of responsibility: words by J. Cheever Goodwin ; music by Edward E. Rice.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 65630ac0-c594-012f-c72e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dear old Broadway" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dear old Broadway" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019.

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Dear old Broadway