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The Jap
Additional title: My Japanesy wifie gives me nothing else but ching chang. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Ot long ago I visited Japan; that's where I became a married man. [first line]
Morton, Richard (Lyricist)
Leno, Dan (1860-1904) (Singer)
Le Brunn, George (1863-1905) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place Term: Boston
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Sheet music
Content : Cover includes a drawing of a man [Dan Leno?] wearing a top hat and dressed in Japanese attired carrying a samurai sword [i.e. katana].

Content : Below caption title: Sung with the greatest possible success by Dan Leno.

Content : Page 2 contains text of song, 2 additional verses, and spoken monologue to be recited prior to chorus.

Statement of Responsibility: Written by Richard Morton ; composed by George Le Brunn.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 8baa6590-c58e-012f-130c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Jap" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Jap" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 10, 2016.

APA Format

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The Jap