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Title
Only me
Additional title: A mother of fashion, was being arrayed, by her dainty French maid Babette. [first line]
Additional title: Only me, only me, sobbed in a weary tone. [first line of chorus]
Names
Curran, John P. (Singer)
Lowrey, Frederick J. (Dedicatee)
Bratton, John W. (John Walter) (1867-1947) (Composer)
Ford, Walter H. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place: New York
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Mothers and daughters
Waltzes
Children -- Death
Child abuse
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Note on cover: The story told in this little song is of a mother who lavished all her maternal caresses upon one favorite child, while the other she treated with indifference. The childish expression "It's only me" made a deeper impression on the author than a masterpiece of grammatical construction could possible have done.
Content: Cover includes a drawing of a child at the foot of a bed, her head buried in her arms.
Content: Dedicated above caption title: Respectfully dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Fredk J. Lowrey, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by John P. Curran, the sweet-voiced tenor of the "Two Clippers." Cover includes photograph of John P. Curran.
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter H. Ford ; music by John W. Bratton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a1e5ed70-c58f-012f-d1a1-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1894: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only me" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894 - 1894. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-06be-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only me" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 27, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-06be-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1894 - 1894). Only me Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-06be-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Only me