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“Kathleen Mavourneen”

“Kathleen Mavourneen”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music is for the song “Kathleen Mavourneen” that was composed by Frederick N. Crouch and published by George Dunn & Company of Richmond, Virginia around 1864. The sheet music says it was composed by a P.N. Crouch, but this is a misprint. The word “mavourneen” comes from the Irish Gaelic term “mo mhuirnín,” which means “my love.” The song became popular during the Civil War, thanks to the touring of Irish opera singer Catherine Hayes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
sheet music
composer
Crouch, P. N.
publisher
Geo. Dunn & Co.
Place Made
United States: South Carolina, Columbia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
1983.0365.02
accession number
1983.0365
catalog number
1983.0365.02
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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