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Jean Murray: Music

The Belle of the Klondike

(Vocal, Julie Rafferty; piano, Shirley Hughes)
Words by J.Dannenberg; music by Ellis R. Ephraim
"The Belle of the Klondike," was a description given to several performers and assumed by others. It was the title of a movie during the 1940s. The lady in this 1898 song is a widow, whose reputation as the owner of a gold mine won her considerable attention.