Nelly Bly

DESCRIPTION: "Nelly Bly! Nelly Bly! Bring de broom along, We'll sweep de kitchen clean, my dear, and hab a little song." The singer tells how Nelly makes him happy -- she has the voice of a turtle dove, her step is music, and they have corn and pumpkins in the barn
AUTHOR: Stephen C. Foster
EARLIEST DATE: 1850 (sheet music)
KEYWORDS: love nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
BrownIII 407, "Nelly Bly" (1 fragment)
Scott-EnglishSB, pp. 80-81, "Nelly Bly" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnett, pp. 64-65, "Nelly Bly!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 144, "Nelly Bly" (1 text)
Emerson, pp. 9-10, "Nelly Bly" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1568, p. 107, "Nelly Bly" (4 references)
DT, NELLYBLY*

Roud #13956
SAME TUNE:
The Zouave Boys ("Zouaves sly, shut one eye") (WolfAmericanSongSheets, p. 185)
Biennial Jubilee Song [by Charles H. Owen, [class of 18]60] ("Sophs were groaning And condoling Round Alumni Hall") (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, p. 56)
Boating Song ("Lightly dipping, gaily skipping, How our oar blades gleam") (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, pp. 63)
Foot-Ball Song ("Lightly bounding, dully sounding, See the Foot-ball roll") (Henry Randall Waite, _Carmina Collegensia: A Complete Collection of the Songs of the American Colleges_ first edition 1868, expanded edition, Oliver Ditson, 1876, p. 66)
File: Arn064

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