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Happy rhymes
Additional title: Oh there was a man in our town he had a wooden leg, And his pie he had to beg. [first line]
Additional title: Ri doodle doodle doo. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Sinbad. Happy rhymes.
Henderson, David (1853-1908) (Producer)
Norman, Harry (Actor)
Gilbert, John D. (Composer)
Gilbert, John D. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Date Issued: 1892
Place: Cincinnati
Publisher: The John Church Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes an illustration of Harry Norman as the bogie man.
Content: On the cover: Selections frm the Operatic Exravaganza, "Sinbad," as produced by David Henderson's American Extravaganza.
Statement of responsibility: [words and music by John D. Gilbert].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe22d7a0-c58d-012f-8c13-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Creator Born
  • 1892: Issued
  • 1908: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Happy rhymes" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892 - 1892.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Happy rhymes" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2016.

APA Format

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Happy rhymes