„Little Annie Rooney“


Song, written and composed 1889 by
Michael Nolan, *ca 1868, †1910

“Little Annie Rooney” was introduced in English music halls and brought to New York. Annie Hart sang the song in the show The Bowery Girl, first performed in the London Theater in New York. When it became a big hit, Nolan was unable to collect royalties on the piece due to no international copyright law at the time; he became so bitter that he gave up his career as a composer.

[Chorus]: She’s my sweetheart, I’m her beau,
She’s my Annie, I’m her Joe.
Soon we’ll marry never to part,
Little Annie Rooney is my sweetheart!

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