The New York Public Library offers grab-and-go service at select locations as part of our gradual reopening.

Library division & collection with this item:

View this item elsewhere:

Title
When we crowned you queen of May
Additional title: 'Twas sweet Maytime all nature was in bloom. [first line of song]
Additional title: On that day hearts were light and gay. [first line of chorus]
Names
Burns, John H. (Composer)
Burns, John H. (Lyricist)
Quigley, John J. (Composer)
Quigley, John J. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Geo. M. Krey
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Sexual attraction
May (Month)
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Professional copy; lacking cover.
Content: Summary: Long ago you were beautiful and were crowned the queen of May; today you are still as beautiful and still the queen of May.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Johnnie Quigley and John H. Burns
Date: Copyright date: 1901
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 721044b0-c599-012f-7bab-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: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When we crowned you queen of May" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97f148ca-9e5c-1688-e040-e00a18063c88

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When we crowned you queen of May" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 14, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97f148ca-9e5c-1688-e040-e00a18063c88

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). When we crowned you queen of May Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97f148ca-9e5c-1688-e040-e00a18063c88

Wikipedia Citation

<ref name=NYPL>{{cite web | url=https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97f148ca-9e5c-1688-e040-e00a18063c88 | title= (notated music) When we crowned you queen of May, (1901) |author=Digital Collections, The New York Public Library |accessdate=June 14, 2021 |publisher=The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations}}</ref>

When we crowned you queen of May