Bessie, my right hand bower

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Title
Bessie, my right hand bower
Additional title: Bessie, my right hand bower. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Ever seen a 'rora borealis? [first line]
Names
Gehrue, Mamie (b. 1883) (Singer)
Cobb, Will D. (1876-1930) (Lyricist)
Edwards, Gus (1879-1945) (Composer)
Clayton, Bessie (1878-1948) (Dedicatee)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Questioning -- United States
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Dedication: Dedicated to Miss Bessie Clayton.
Content: On cover: Photograph of Mamie Gehrue.
Statement of responsibility: words by Will D. Cobb ; music by Gus. Edwards.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b28b42c0-c597-012f-897a-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

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1901: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Bessie, my right hand bower" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8d7b7aec-514a-a3df-e040-e00a18063843

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Bessie, my right hand bower" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 12, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8d7b7aec-514a-a3df-e040-e00a18063843

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). Bessie, my right hand bower Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8d7b7aec-514a-a3df-e040-e00a18063843

Wikipedia Citation

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Bessie, my right hand bower