The amorous goldfish

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Title
The amorous goldfish
Additional title: A goldfish swam in a big glass bowl, as dear little goldfish do. [first line]
Additional title: Geisha. Amorous goldfish. [uniform title]
Names
Tempest, Marie (1866-1942) (Singer)
Jones, Sidney (1861-1946) (Composer)
Greenbank, Harry (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Boston ; New York ; Chicago
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Goldfish
Humorous songs
Musicals
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Sung by Miss Marie Tempest...song from the Japanese musical play The geisha.
Content: Cover illustration includes a drawing of two fish in water.
Content: Summary: Told in a humorous vein, a goldfish is in love with a officer (her human owner), but is depressed when he brings home a girlfriend. An accident causes the goldfish bowl to fall down and break and the goldfish dies.
Content: Version in G major.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry Greenbank; music by Sidney Jones.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dd16c3f0-c590-012f-70eb-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1866: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1942: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The amorous goldfish" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc0b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The amorous goldfish" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 20, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc0b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). The amorous goldfish Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc0b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The amorous goldfish