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Ruby / words by J.J. Lonsdale ; music by Virginia Gabriel.
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Ruby / words by J.J. Lonsdale ; music by Virginia Gabriel.  [I opened the leaves of a book last night. [first line of son...] (1901)

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Image Title

:  Ruby / words by J.J. Lonsdale ; music by Virginia Gabriel.

Alternate Title

: I opened the leaves of a book last night. [first line of song]

Creator(s)

: Lonsdale, J. J. -- Lyricist
Nash, Percival B. -- Cover designer
Gabriel, Virginia, 1825-1877 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Lonsdale, James, 1777-1839  -- Artist

Published Date

: 1901

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 4 p. ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Cover design by Percival B. Nash includes drawing of a woman in profile wearing a headscarf. Note 2.) Published as the musical supplement to the New York Sunday Press. Sunday, December 1, 1901. Note 3.) Summary: The narrator opens a book from which a dried flower drops, reminding him of his former girlfriend, now dead; the incident makes him remember her qualities.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division

Digital ID

: 1256561

Record ID

: 609610

Digital Item Published

: 6-1-2005; updated 6-30-2011

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