[San Francisco]: San Francisco Examiner, 1898. pp., on a single folded sheet. Front page with a chromolithographed illustration of a miner dressed in a heavy coat. Lightly tanned. Near fine. Item #WRCAM41306
Scarce sheet music, published at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska, illustrated with a striking chromolithographic front sheet. This song was "written and composed for the SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER," and the copyright is in the name of William Randolph Hearst, whose family knew a bit about mining. The words are by R.S. Phelps, and the music is by Leo Bruck, and it appeared as a supplement to the EXAMINER for Sunday, February 13, 1898. The lyrics begin: "Sing of gold, gold, gold, sing of lumpy chunky gold; we are hustlin', we are pryin', we are achin', we are dyin', to get in and send a flyin' the gravel from the gold...." OCLC locates copies at Yale, the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and the University of Washington. OCLC 83545084, 14526096, 77899488.