Anita Owen  (?-1932)
Last updated: 07.08.18
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  
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Ragtime Music CDs:
cd15.gif Nora Hulse on "Cake Walks, Two Steps and Rags by Women Composers"
cd15.gif Nora Hulse on "Ragtime Refreshments"
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DBE750 Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) - Cake-Walk and Two-Step
A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 3¾ mins.
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DBE751 Fire Fly (1909) - Intermezzo
D/A/T/T/B/GB(B), approx. 2 mins.
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DBE752 Sans Toi (1917) - (Without Thee) Waltzes
T/T/T+B/B/GB(B), approx. 2½ mins.
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sm15.gif Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Fire Fly (1909) D/A/T/T/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
sm15.gif Sans Toi (1917) T/T/T+B/B/GB(B) dbe15.gifmp315.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 34 works by Anita Owen (?-1932). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.

Awake Beloved (1892)
Dreamy Eyes (1915)
Forget Me Not (1893) wvicon.gif
Words by: Edwin Hunter
In Japan With Mi-Mo-San (1915)
Only One Daisy Left (1898)
When I Found You (1915)
Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) wvicon.gif
Sans Toi (1917) wvicon.gif
Ellen O'Hagan (1904)
I Cannot Bear to Say Goodbye (1918)
Invitation (1906)
Don't Be Sad (1919)
Daisies Won't Tell (1908)
Have You Forgot? (1919)
Honey Dear (Song) (1908)
Land of Dreams (1919)
Sweet Bunch of Daisies (1908)
Mary You Must Marry Me (1919) wvicon.gif
Exultation (1909)
Tell It to the World (1919)
Fire Fly (1909) wvicon.gif
Wander With Me to Loveland (1919)
When the Daisies Bloom (1909)
Alla (1920)
Sweet Red Roses (1910)
If Daisies Could Tell What They Know (1920)
Just a Chain of Daisies (1911)
My Memory of You (1920) wvicon.gif
When the Dew Is on the Rose (1911) wvicon.gif
Words & Music: Owen
Pretty Pansies (?)
Daisies Will Tell You So (1913)
Say That You Forgive Me (?)
I Want Just You (1913)
Swinging With Teresa (?) wvicon.gif
Words by: Harry C. Clyde
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youtube15.jpg Dance of the Collywobbles (2:40) Ragtime Dorian Henry sm15.gif