George Cooper's 1869 handwritten lyrics to his song "Sweet Genevieve", signed For Sale

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George Cooper's 1869 handwritten lyrics to his song "Sweet Genevieve", signed:

This is a rare and unique item that collectors of ephemera and paper memorabilia would love to have in their collections. It is a handwritten copy of George Cooper's 1869 song "Sweet Genevieve", which is a valuable addition to any collection of vintage music. The song "Sweet Genevieve" is a classic piece of American music history, and this handwritten copy is a testament to its enduring appeal. It is perfect for display in a frame or as a centerpiece in any room. This item is a must-have for any serious collector of vintage music memorabilia.
One of the most popular songs of the 19th century, with music by Henry Tucker, "Sweet Genevieve" is one of the few surviving songs by George Cooper. Composed in the late 1860's, the lyrics concern the real-life Genevieve, Cooper's wife who died shortly after their marriage. The lyrics were sold to the musician Henry Tucker, with whom Cooper also collaborated on such other songs as 'Rose of Killarney' (1876) and Civil War songs 'Weeping, Sad and Lonely' and 'When This Cruel War Is Over.' Cooper collaborated with many other composers of the period, including Stephen Foster, and their friendship (or relationship) in the last few months of Foster's life has been well documented. It was Cooper who discovered the body of Foster on the Bowery the day before the composer died, and Cooper informed Foster's family of his death.
Autographed copy manuscript of "Sweet Genevieve" by George Cooper, neatly penned on one page, in ink. Old stain at center-right top; old staining along bottom (unclear if due to age or water damage); three (3) horizontal fold marks: approximately 3.75" from bottom of paper to first fold mark, approximately 3.75" from first fold mark to second fold mark, approximately 3.75" from second fold mark to third/final fold mark, approximately 3" from third/final fold mark to top of paper.
Title of Work:"SweetGenevieve" (song lyrics) - handwritten copy in Cooper's handMedium / Material:ink on paperDate of Work / Date Published:1869Self-written; seems intended to be given at a personal levelHeight:14.4 inchesWidth:9.5 inchesDepth:0.5 inches
History of Ownership:Bought at a storefront antique shop in the old town center of Chester, Connecticut, during the summer of 1994; unsure if this antique shop is still there anymore.
Extra Details:The written song copy is in its original frame, the same one when purchased in 1994. The frame's original glass was replaced by archival UV glass in the early 2000s; the frame's backing was replaced and resealed due to the deteriorating state of the original backing at the time.
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