My little Georgia rose

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My little Georgia rose
Additional title: In a Georgia town, I met, on a day I'll ne'er forget. [first line of song]
Additional title: Rose is Southern lassie, you're from the North," he said. [first line of chorus]
Van Allen, Walter (Singer)
Witt, Max S. (Composer)
Roden, Robert F. (Lyricist)
Gilson, Lottie (Singer)
Carlin, Gertrude F. (Owner)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Fathers and daughters
Marriage proposals
Dying declarations
Women -- Southern States
Content: Cover design includes drawing of unpaved road with low stone wall leading to a setting sun; on the left is a stately house with columns.
Content: On cover: Introduced and sung with great success during her starring tour by Lottie Gilson.
Content: Cover design includes photograph of Walter Van Allen.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover at top left and on first page of music at top right: Gertrude F. Carlin.
Content: Summary : The narrator, from the Northern United States, proposes to Rose from Georgia, who says yes; her father gives his consent to the marriage; after marriage, Rose's father's letters dwindle; on his deathbed he describes his sorry at having Rose leave but is happy for her.
Statement of responsibility: words by Robert F. Roden ; music by Max. S. Witt.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 40768390-c595-012f-811d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My little Georgia rose" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My little Georgia rose" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 22, 2018.

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My little Georgia rose