Chu Chin Chow

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Chu Chin Chow
Additional title: Ziegfeld follies of 1917.
Additional title: Ziegfeld follies. Chu Chin Chow. Vocal score.
Kirchner, Raphaël (Illustrator)
Buck, Gene (Lyricist)
Stamper, Dave (1883-1963) (Composer)

Sheet music of songs from various musicals, plays, movies, and television.

Sheet music, 1917.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1917
Place Term: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Francis, Day & Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: M.C. (Ziegfeld follies, 1917)
Sheet music
Content : Caption title.

Content : Center seam torn and repaired with tape; edges very frayed and some eroded.

Content : Drawing on cover by Raphael Kirchner.

Content : First line of refrain: Beware of Chu Chin Chow.

Content : First line of text: In a fairy book, a Chinese crook has won such won'drous fame.

Content : For voice and piano.

Content : National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.

Content : Produced at the New Amsterdam Theatre, New York--Cover.

Content : Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923

Statement of Responsibility: Lyric by Gene Buck ; music by Dave Stamper.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 vocal score (4 p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14535715
UUID: 2f51e710-c5ff-012f-dad9-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1917: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Chu Chin Chow" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1917.

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Chu Chin Chow