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The fairest of flowers
Additional title: Home, country, friends I'd lost. [first line]
Additional title: Latest popular songs of George C. Staley. [alternative title]
Additional title: Royal pass. Fairest of flowers. [uniform title]
Additional title: While gath'ring the roses that grew by the road. [first line of chorus]
Staley, George C. (Actor)
Blair, Miss (Lyricist)
Staley, George C. (Composer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1890

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Place: New York
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons.
Library locations
Music Division
Yodel & yodeling
Content: Cover illustration shows a drawing of a man seated in a chair playing the guitar, while a woman peeks from behind him.
Statement of responsibility: George C. Staley.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 46ca49e0-c58d-012f-7c0a-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

  • 1890: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The fairest of flowers" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-eae1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The fairest of flowers" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 14, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-eae1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1890). The fairest of flowers Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-eae1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The fairest of flowers