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Nelly Casey's roof
Additional title: In the summertime the boys and girls on the roof they often go. [first line]
Additional title: Michael Dooley the fiddler on the roof he always goes. [first line of chorus]
St. Clair, Fannie (Singer)
Golding, Albert J. (Composer)
Golding, Albert J. (Lyricist)
Heald, H. D. (Arranger)
Lawlor, Chas. B. (Charles B.) (1852-1925) (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Tenement houses
Social dancing -- 19th century
Songs, Irish
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration includes drawing of couples dancing on a roof. Remainder of cover is decorated with a floral pattern.
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Fannie St. Clair with caption: As sung by Fannie St. Clair, of [James] Howard and St. Clair.
Content: Dedication above caption title: Dedicated to Charles B. Lawlor.
Content: On cover: The sensation of New York.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Albert J. Golding.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 805ae990-c590-012f-39d8-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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Nelly Casey's roof