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Led astray
Additional title: Innocence is led astray, sport for some base tempter's play. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Some folks think that men and women are as bad as bad can be. [first line]
Williams, W. R. (Composer)
Fraser, J. A., Jr. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place Term: Chicago ; New York
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Topical songs
Sheet music
Content : Cover includes drawing of a little girl walking; her left hand is pulling a wagon and her right hand is pulling an adult male in top hat. In the background is a stone barrier with a gate marked "seminary" behind which is what appears to be an academic institution.

Content : On cover: A song that's "up with the times."...This song is an instantaneous "hit." Sung by Frankie haines, Lew Hawkins, Geo. H. Diamond, Maud Raymond, Ida Howell, Maguerite Newton, Mamie Shepard, Cad Wilson, Lew Dockstader and many others.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by J.A. Fraser ; music by W.R. Williams.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 5e683700-c58f-012f-96c7-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Led astray