Anita Owen  (?-1932)
Last updated: 29.04.22
Anita Owen was an American composer and publisher of popular music believed to have been born in the 1870s. A prolific composer she is said to have written more than 200 works among them an opera and the radio signature song The Girl of Yesterday. In ragtime circles she is remembered for her cakewalk Dance of the Collywobbles (1899). She died in New haven, Connecticut.


Websites:
url15.gif Anita Owen Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
  Title Instruments Performers
       
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Fire Fly (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
audiodbemp315.gif Sans Toi (1917) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
     Performer CD Title Supplier
       
Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Nora Hulse Cake Walks, Two Steps and Rags by Women Composers
cd15.gif Nora Hulse Ragtime Refreshments
Item Title Available €     £     $     Other
             
DBE750 Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) - Cake-Walk and Two-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
1-2 days
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DBE751 Fire Fly (1909) - Intermezzo
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
1-2 days
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DBE752 Sans Toi (1917) - (Without Thee) Waltzes
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
1-2 days
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     Title Instruments Remarks
       
sm15.gif Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Fire Fly (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sans Toi (1917) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Any Place Is Heaven When You're With The Girl You Love (1910) A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Daisies Won't Tell A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif Fire Fly (1909) A. Owen (music) Piano IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Honey-Dear A. Owen (music) Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif Honey-Dear (1908) A. Owen (music) Piano Ragtime Piano Pub.
pdf15.gif How Can You Forget? A. Owen (words & music)
Grace Van Studdiford (perf.)
Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
pdf15.gif I Cannot Bear to Say Goodbye A. Owen (words & music) Piano Greer wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif If Daisies Could Tell What They Know (1920) A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Just a Chain of Daisies (1911) A. Owen (words & music) Piano Ragtime Piano Pub.
pdf15.gif Kiss Me Good-Bye (1920) A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Mary, You Must Marry Me A. Owen (words & music) Piano Greer Pub.
pdf15.gif My Memory of You (1920) A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif  Sometime, Somewhere (1917) A. Owen (music) Piano, Voice Ragtime Piano Pub.
pdf15.gif Sweet Bunch of Daisies (1908) A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif Tell It to the World (1919) A. Owen (music) Piano IMSLP wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Wander With Me to Loveland (1919) A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif When the Daisies Bloom (1909) A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice IMSLP Pub.
pdf15.gif When the Dew Is on the Rose A. Owen (words & music) Piano, Voice Kirk Pub.
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 41 works by Anita Owen (?-1932). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Awake Beloved 1892  wvicon.gif
Forget Me Not 1893 Edwin Hunter (words)  wvicon.gif
Only a Rose Bud 1896 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Only One Daisy Left 1898  wvicon.gif
Dance of the Collywobbles 1899  Pub. youtube15.jpg
Ellen O'Hagan 1904  Pub.
Invitation (w&m) 1906  wvicon.gif
Daisies Won't Tell (w&m) 1908  Pub.
Honey-Dear 1908  Pub.
Sweet Bunch of Daisies (w&m) 1908  Pub.
Exultation 1909
Fire Fly 1909  Pub.
When the Daisies Bloom (w&m) 1909  Pub.
Any Place Is Heaven When You're With The Girl You Love (w&m) 1910  Pub.
Sweet Red Roses (w&m) 1910  Pub.
Just a Chain of Daisies (w&m) 1911  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
When the Dew Is on the Rose (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif
How Can You Forget? (w&m) 1912 Grace Van Studdiford (perf.)  Pub.
Only a Bunch of Violets (w&m) 1912  Pub.
Daisies Will Tell You So 1913  Pub.
I Want Just You (w&m) 1913  Pub.
Dreamy Eyes (w&m) 1915  wvicon.gif
In Japan With Mi-Mo-San (w&m) 1915  Pub.
When I Found You 1915  Pub.
Sans Toi 1917  Pub.
Sometime, Somewhere 1917  Pub.
I Cannot Bear to Say Goodbye (w&m) 1918  wvicon.gif
Don't Be Sad 1919  wvicon.gif
Have You Forgot? 1919
Land of Dreams (w&m) 1919 Anita Owen (words)  Pub.
Land of My Dreams (w&m) 1919  Pub.
Mary, You Must Marry Me (w&m) 1919  Pub.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Tell It to the World 1919  wvicon.gif
Wander With Me to Loveland (w&m) 1919  wvicon.gif
Alla (w&m) 1920 Alla Nazimova (perf.)  Pub.
If Daisies Could Tell What They Know (w&m) 1920  Pub.
Kiss Me Good-Bye (w&m) 1920  Pub.
My Memory of You (w&m) 1920  Pub.
Pretty Pansies ?
Say That You Forgive Me ?
Swinging With Teresa ? Harry C. Clyde (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Dance of the Collywobbles 2:40 Ragtime Dorian Henry