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Say! Sadie Ryan
Additional title: Down on the dock by the riverside. [first line]
Additional title: Sadie, Sadie, say, Sadie Ryan. [first line]
Additional title: Sadie, sweet Sadie Ryan I know I'm a no good bloke. [first line of chorus]
Hampton, Alf. (Lyricist)
Hampton, Alf. (Composer)
Robie, J. (Owner)
Carroll, Johnnie (Singer)

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
Love songs
Toughness (Personality trait)
Sheet music
Content: Former owner's stamp on cover at top center: J. Robie.
Content: On cover below composer's name: Originator of this style of song...
Content: On cover: Introduced with terrific success by Johnnie Carroll, first exponent of the "Love sick tough boy."
Content: Descriptive subtitle: A tough boy's serenade.
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Alf. Hampton.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Alf. Hampton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b1c5bf10-c58f-012f-383a-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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Say! Sadie Ryan