Sweet Marie


Time Signature: 2.4

Key of Tune: G

Tune Type: March

Number of Bars: 32


Original Sheet Music – http://levysheetmusic.mse.jhu.edu/sites/default/files/collection-pdfs/levy-144-032.pdf

From: “Grandad’s Songs”, Allan’s Music Publishers, p24
Source: collected by Harry Schaefer, Forbes NSW (1879-1954)
Notes: aka:Schaefer’s Quadrille and aka:Lancefield Quadrille
History: Harry wrote his collection of tunes in several exercise books. These manuscripts are held in the Rob Willis Collection, by the NLA

Ada Jones (1873-1922) was the leading female recording artist in the acoustic recording era, especially popular from 1905 to 1912 or so. In late 1893 or early 1894 she made her first documented recordings, for the North American Phonograph Co (by then owned by Thomas Edison). Two surviving cylinders are “Sweet Marie” (North American 1289) and “The Volunteer Organist” (North American 1292). The piano accompaniment is presumably by Edison’s house pianist, Frank P. Banta. They are the earliest known commercial recordings of a female singing as a solo artist. Though Jones would later win fame as a performer of comic numbers, these are not comic. The sentimental “Sweet Marie” had been introduced in the show A Knotty Affair, which opened in New York in May 1891. Jones performed in A Knotty Affair in December 1893, but the song was sung on stage by its composer, Raymon Moore.

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Composer: Raymon Moore USA


Collector(s): Rob Willis - Collection - NLA

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