Anita Owen  (?-1932)
Last updated: 11.10.21
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.

url15.gif Anita Owen Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
     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
DBE751 Fire Fly (1909) - Intermezzo
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
1-2 days
DBE752 Sans Toi (1917) - (Without Thee) Waltzes
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
1-2 days
     Title Instruments Remarks
sm15.gif Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Fire Fly (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
sm15.gif Sans Toi (1917) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gifwvicon.gif
     Title Instruments Remarks
pdf15.gif Daisies Won't Tell Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
pdf15.gif Honey-Dear Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Honey-Dear (1908) Piano
pdf15.gif How Can You Forget? Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif I Cannot Bear to Say Goodbye Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
pdf15.gif Just a Chain of Daisies (1911) Piano
pdf15.gif Mary, You Must Marry Me Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
pdf15.gif Sometime, Somewhere (1917) Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif When the Dew Is on the Rose Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 40 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  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Ellen O'Hagan 1904  wvicon.gif
Invitation (w&m) 1906  wvicon.gif
Daisies Won't Tell (w&m) 1908  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Honey-Dear 1908  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sweet Bunch of Daisies (w&m) 1908  wvicon.gif
Exultation 1909
Fire Fly 1909  wvicon.gif
When the Daisies Bloom (w&m) 1909  wvicon.gif
Sweet Red Roses (w&m) 1910  wvicon.gif
Just a Chain of Daisies (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
When the Dew Is on the Rose (w&m) 1911  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
How Can You Forget? (w&m) 1912 Grace Van Studdiford (perf. by)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Only a Bunch of Violets (w&m) 1912  wvicon.gif
Daisies Will Tell You So 1913  wvicon.gif
I Want Just You (w&m) 1913  wvicon.gif
Dreamy Eyes (w&m) 1915  wvicon.gif
In Japan With Mi-Mo-San (w&m) 1915  wvicon.gif
When I Found You 1915  wvicon.gif
Sans Toi 1917  wvicon.gif
Sometime, Somewhere 1917  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
I Cannot Bear to Say Goodbye (w&m) 1918  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Don't Be Sad 1919  wvicon.gif
Have You Forgot? 1919
Land of Dreams (w&m) 1919 Anita Owen (words)  wvicon.gif
Land of My Dreams (w&m) 1919  wvicon.gif
Mary, You Must Marry Me (w&m) 1919  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Tell It to the World 1919  wvicon.gif
Title Year Attribution Remarks
Wander With Me to Loveland (w&m) 1919  wvicon.gif
Alla (w&m) 1920 Alla Nazimova (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
If Daisies Could Tell What They Know (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
Kiss Me Good-Bye (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
My Memory of You (w&m) 1920  wvicon.gif
Pretty Pansies ?
Say That You Forgive Me ?
Swinging With Teresa ? Harry C. Clyde (words)  wvicon.gif
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Dance of the Collywobbles 2:40 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Owen  Dance of the Collywobbles (1899)