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cover of EARLY AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC,  ITS LURE AND ITS LORE, 1768-1889:; Including a Directory of Early American Music Publishers

EARLY AMERICAN SHEET MUSIC, ITS LURE AND ITS LORE, 1768-1889:; Including a Directory of Early American Music Publishers

by Dichter, Harry and Elliott Shapiro

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Published
1941
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: R.R. Bowker, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. pp: xxvii, 287 with index; 32 plates showing sheet-music covers. Bound in blue buckram, gilt lettering on spine, top edges gilt. 10.5" x 7.75"
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cover of Song sheet:  TOMMY, MAKE ROOM FOR YOUR UNCLE.  Written and composed by T.S. Lonsdale.  Sung at the California Minstrels, San Francisco

Song sheet: TOMMY, MAKE ROOM FOR YOUR UNCLE. Written and composed by T.S. Lonsdale. Sung at the California Minstrels, San Francisco

by Tommy Make

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Published
1876
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Very Good
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First Edition
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San Francisco: Bell & Company, 1876. First Edition. Very Good. Four verses, a chorus, and spoken interludes, in part: "A very well known city man, Presents himself to you, And you may guess when I am dressed, Of girls I know a few...." [A widow tells Tommy that a stranger on the train… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  FASTING FORTY DAYS.  Written by Glenn, for Geo H. Edwards, late of Sweatman's Minstrels, Pa.  And sung by him with great success nightly, at the Alhambra Theatre, Phila

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Philadelphia: s.n., 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Four verses and a chorus, in part: "When you wake up in the morning, And if the papers you do read .... Tramps sighing, politicians crying, On wind we must get fat .... They have 'nothing' for the breakfast, Then they boil it down for dinner...." … Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  THE FEAST OF ROSES,  AS SUNG BY THE EMPIRE GLEE CLUB

Song sheet: THE FEAST OF ROSES, AS SUNG BY THE EMPIRE GLEE CLUB

by Feast of

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Published
1850
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Very Good
Edition
Early edition
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Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1850. Early edition. Very Good. Three verses, in part: "Now sunlight dies, and over The valley reigns delight .... 'Tis at the Feast of Roses, Within thy vale, Cashmere." Ornamental typographic border. 7" x 5" [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].
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cover of Song sheet:  RAMS' SONG.  Tune--Rocks of Sicily

Song sheet: RAMS' SONG. Tune--Rocks of Sicily

by Rams' Song

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Published
1850
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1850. First Edition. Very Good. Eleven verses, in part: "Come all you jolly rams And listen to my song,-- I will tell you of a cowardly crowd, Called Scrougers, No. 1 .... We run to no fires. At Second and Wharton we stand; And when we meet a… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  GREEN MONSTERS' SONG.  By J.E.  Air--William Reilly's Courtship

Song sheet: GREEN MONSTERS' SONG. By J.E. Air--William Reilly's Courtship

by Green Monsters

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Published
1850
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1850. First Edition. Very Good. Six verses, in part: "Come all you Good Will heroes, And listen to my song .... The Fairmount say they are No. 1, But I do not think it so, For the Good Will Engine is No. 1, When to a fire she does go… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  INDIAN MAID OF THE CHAPPARAL.  Air--Mary Blane.  Written and sung by George Bombarger, in the City of Mexico

Song sheet: INDIAN MAID OF THE CHAPPARAL. Air--Mary Blane. Written and sung by George Bombarger, in the City of Mexico

by Indian Maid

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Published
1852
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1852. First Edition. Very Good. Eight verses and chorus, in part: "Now since you have asked a song of me, I will sing a song of woe .... Her father was an Indian chief,-- In ambush he had lain, To rob the wearied soldier boys, Likewise the baggage train...."… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  LITTLE MAGGIE MAY

Song sheet: LITTLE MAGGIE MAY

by Little Maggie

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Published
1850
Condition
Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Henry J. Wehman, 1850. First Edition. Very Good. Three verses and chorus, in part: "The Spring had come, the flowers in bloom, The birds sung out their lay...." Typographic ornamental border. 9.25" x 5.5". Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].
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cover of Song sheet:  GOOD WILL HOSE SONG.  Air--Jessie, the Flower of Dumblane

Song sheet: GOOD WILL HOSE SONG. Air--Jessie, the Flower of Dumblane

by Good Will

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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[Philadelphia]: [Thomas M. Scroggy], 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Four verses, in part: "The 'Bleeders' of fighting so often have boasted, But still when we meet them, they never will stand .... The think they are spunky and so very knowing, By threat'ning to whip all the Marshal's Police .... Here's to the Tormentors, so… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  ANCIENT RAMS NO. 2 OF SOUTHWARK.  Air--Rocks of Sicily, by T.E.

Song sheet: ANCIENT RAMS NO. 2 OF SOUTHWARK. Air--Rocks of Sicily, by T.E.

by Ancient Rams

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Published
1850
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1850. First Edition. Good. Nine verses, in part: "We are the Ancient Rams, Who never fear our foes, At the corner of Second and Wharton we stand, And run with the WECCA Hose...." Typographic ornamental border. 9" x 6". Sealed in archival mylar. Edges chipped,… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  SWEET BELLE MAHONE

Song sheet: SWEET BELLE MAHONE

by Sweet Belle

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Early edition
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New York: H.J. Wehman, 1860. Early edition. Very Good. Three verses and chorus, in part: "Soon beyond the harbor bar Shall my bark be sailing far; O'er the world I wander lone, Sweet Belle Mahone...." Vine and floral border. 9" x 6" Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  ISABELLA, WITH THE GINGHAM UMBRELLA.  Or the Barber's daughter of Weehawken, sung by Tony Pastor

Song sheet: ISABELLA, WITH THE GINGHAM UMBRELLA. Or the Barber's daughter of Weehawken, sung by Tony Pastor

by Isabella

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Published
1870
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: H. De Marsan, 1870. First Edition. Very Good. Six verses and choruses, in part: "On a Monday afternoon, in the latter part of June, I got on board the ferry-boat for Weehawken...." Ship border, with war scenes in lower corners. 10" x 6". One edge chip, slightly into border. … Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  SKEDADDLING SONG.  A Parody on "Just Before the Battle."

Song sheet: SKEDADDLING SONG. A Parody on "Just Before the Battle."

by Skedaddling

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Philadelphia: A.W. Auner's Printing Office, 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Three verses and a chorus, in part: "Just before the battle, Mother, I was drinking mountain dew; But when I saw the Rebels marching, Unto the rear I quickly flew...." Scrollwork border. 9.5" x 6". Sealed in archival mylar. [Wolf,… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  ODE FOR THE EXHIBITION OF OVID ACADEMY.  "Tune--Asia."

Song sheet: ODE FOR THE EXHIBITION OF OVID ACADEMY. "Tune--Asia."

by Ode for the Exhibition

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Published
1826
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Good
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First Edition
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s.l.: s.n., 1826. First Edition. Good. Three verses, in part: "Awake all ye Muses, begin the glad song, Extol the Creator, his praises prolong....Each emulous youth may be able to share, With Bacon, and Newton, with Locke and with Blair...." Typographical ornament border. 5" x 3.5". Printed on yellow old yellow… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  THE BED-BUGS' SONG.  By T.M. Scroggy.  Air--"Low Backed Car."

Song sheet: THE BED-BUGS' SONG. By T.M. Scroggy. Air--"Low Backed Car."

by Bed-Bugs

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
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First Edition
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Philadelphia: T.M. Scroggy, 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Seven verses and a chorus, in part: "Attend ye 'Bugs' and 'Corkers,' to a fact I will relate, I'll tell you how we passed the 'Yellow Hickory' of late, The streets were very muddy, and the fire it was Nor'West, We rolled the 'Raven' out and… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  INCREASE OF CRIME

Song sheet: INCREASE OF CRIME

by Increase of

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Published
1860
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Good
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First Edition
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Philadelphia: A.W. Auner, Song Publisher & Printer, 1860. First Edition. Good. Four verses, in part: "I've been thinking of late I've been thinking....At our Union's great increase in crime. Cries good Uncle Sam, it's a poser .... Just think while you're drinking your wine, sir, How the poor of our nation are fed ...." … Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  I'M AFLOAT

Song sheet: I'M AFLOAT

by I'm Afloat

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Published
1860
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Very Good
Edition
Early edition
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Philadelphia: Thomas M.Scroggy, 1860. Early edition. Very Good. Three verses, in part: "I'm afloat! I'm afloat on the fierce rolling tide, The ocean's my home and my bark is my bride .... Hurrah! my brave crew, ye may drink, ye may sleep, The storm fiend has hushed, we're along on the deep...." Typographic… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  BUCK GOATS, NO. 1.  Composed by one of the boys

Song sheet: BUCK GOATS, NO. 1. Composed by one of the boys

by Buck Goats

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Philadelphia: Thomas M. Scroggy, 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Eleven verses and a chorus, in part: "As the Buff: was going up Walnut Street, The Philly Engine they chanced to meet, Says they my boys give us no talk, For the Phil'a is the 'cock of the walk.'" .... The Washy, Philly, and Franklin… Read more
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cover of Song sheet:  LITTLE ROBIN, TELL KITTY I'M COMING

Song sheet: LITTLE ROBIN, TELL KITTY I'M COMING

by Little Robin

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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New York: E. Nason & Co, 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Two verses and a chorus, in part: "Little Robin, tell Kitty I'm coming, Yes, tell her to meet me for sure...." Vine and floral border. 9.25" x 6". Sealed in archival mylar. [Not in Wolf, American Song Sheets.].
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cover of Song sheet:  THE CORKERS.  By Jack Williams.  Air--"Oh Susanna."

Song sheet: THE CORKERS. By Jack Williams. Air--"Oh Susanna."

by Corkers

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Philadelphia: T.M. Scroggy, 1860. First Edition. Very Good. Eight verses, in part: "The Corkers are a crowd of men, who loaf about the town, Whose boarding bills are running up, and funds are running down .... In the Engine or Hose house, the Corker you will find .... While the alms house is handy, and Moyamensing… Read more
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