Anita Owen  (?-1932)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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"
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.
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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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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. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Awake Beloved 1892
Forget Me Not 1893 Edwin Hunter  wvicon.gif
Only One Daisy Left 1898
Dance of the Collywobbles (1899) 1899  wvicon.gif
Ellen O'Hagan 1904
Invitation 1906
Daisies Won't Tell 1908
Honey Dear (Song) 1908
Sweet Bunch of Daisies 1908
Exultation 1909
Fire Fly (1909) 1909  wvicon.gif
When the Daisies Bloom 1909
Sweet Red Roses 1910
Just a Chain of Daisies 1911
When the Dew Is on the Rose 1911 Words & Music by Owen  wvicon.gif
Daisies Will Tell You So 1913
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
I Want Just You 1913
Dreamy Eyes 1915
In Japan With Mi-Mo-San 1915
When I Found You 1915
Sans Toi (1917) 1917  wvicon.gif
I Cannot Bear to Say Goodbye 1918
Don't Be Sad 1919
Have You Forgot? 1919
Land of Dreams 1919
Mary You Must Marry Me 1919  wvicon.gif
Tell It to the World 1919
Wander With Me to Loveland 1919
Alla 1920
If Daisies Could Tell What They Know 1920
My Memory of You 1920  wvicon.gif
Pretty Pansies ?
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
Say That You Forgive Me ?
Swinging With Teresa ? Harry C. Clyde  wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score/Song
youtube15.jpg Dance of the Collywobbles (2:40) Ragtime Dorian Henry Dance of the Collywobbles (1899)