She was a rosebud

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She was a rosebud
Additional title: I was thinking how life's nature does resemble that of flow'rs. [first line of song]
Additional title: She was a rosebud in bloom when last I met her. [first line of chorus]
Simonds, Teddy (Composer)
Tenley, Elmer (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
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Music Division
Life cycle, Human
Broken homes
Sheet music
Content: Published as the musical supplement to the New York Sunday Press, Sunday, Nov. 18, 1900.
Content: Summary: The narrator compares life to the life stages of flowers, then compares them to a woman he knew who had come upon hard times; she had gone astray, fell in with one who led her to temptation, while her family awaits her return.
Content: Cover design includes reproduction [?] of a drawing by Moss Humphrey [?] showing a woman walking down stone steps in a garden, surrounded by flora.
Statement of responsibility: words by Elmer Tenley ; music by Teddy Simonds.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 37 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8bd07d90-c595-012f-00ac-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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She was a rosebud