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My Honolulu Queen
Additional title: For she's the belle of all the Honolulu ladies, just the sweetest ever was seen. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Where the billows gaily roar, on the far-off sunny shore. [first line of song]
O'Dea, James (Lyricist)
Penn, William H. (Composer)
Daly, Lucy (Singer)
Keller, Edgar, 1868-1932 (Illustrator)
Cuthbert, Jon A. (Owner)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Chicago ; New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Sol Bloom
Library locations
Music Division
Honolulu (Hawaii)
Sexual attraction
Content: Cover design by Edgar Keller includes a photograph of Lucy Daly with headress, holding a fan, against a drawn background of faux Hawaiian scene of palm trees, ocean in distance, and an erupting volcano.
Content: Summary: The narrator's attractive girlfriend lives far away in Honolulu; he plans to wed her when he gets back there.
Content: On cover: As sung by Lucy Daly.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover at upper left: Jon A. Cuthbert.
Content: Stamp of dealer on cover at bottom center: Julius A. J. Friederich, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Statement of responsibility: words by James O'Dea ; music by William Penn.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21736880
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21738653
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 393ce960-c595-012f-2d8f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Honolulu Queen" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Honolulu Queen" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 2, 2023.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). My Honolulu Queen Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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My Honolulu Queen