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Title
My bed is like a little boat : rocking song
Additional title: My bed is like a little boat, nurse helps me in when I embark. [first line of song]
Additional title: Sister Mary. My bed is like a little boat. [uniform title]
Names
Hapgood, Ruth (Dedicatee)
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894 (1850-1894) (Lyricist)
Loftus, Cissie (b. 1876) (Composer)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Boston ; New York; [etc.]
Publisher: White-Smith Music Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Lullabies -- United States
Musicals
Ocean
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator likens laying in bed to a journey on a boat.
Content: Cover includes a portrait photograph of May Irwin.
Content: On cover: Sung by May Irwin in her latest comedy success "Sister Mary."
Content: On cover: The music of this song is dedicated to Miss Ruth Hapgood.
Statement of responsibility: words by Robert Louis Stevenson ; music by Cissie Loftus.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2b0dffa0-c595-012f-ec87-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My bed is like a little boat : rocking song" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My bed is like a little boat : rocking song" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). My bed is like a little boat : rocking song Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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My bed is like a little boat : rocking song