Sally, don't dally

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Sally, don't dally
Additional title: A darling little Irish lass thro' blarney won my heart. [first line]
Additional title: Sally, don't dally, stick to O'Malley. [first line of chorus]
Graham, Charles, composer (Composer)
Graham, Charles, composer (Lyricist)
Gunn, Archie (1863-1930) (Illustrator)
Cragg, Geo. A. (Arranger)
Wehman, Henry J. (Copyright holder)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Henry J. Wehman
Library locations
Music Division
Dating (Social custom)
Love songs
Songs, Irish
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration shows a drawing by Archie Gunn of a young man and young woman in a field; the man is gesturing to the woman who appears to be turned away from him. Drawing copyright 1896 by W. R. Hearst.
Content: Summary: The narrator wants to date Sally, a woman of Irish extraction, but her father prefers O'Malley. The narrator promises to be ready in a year.
Content: Printed as a supplement to The Journal, New York, June 7, 1896.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Chas. Graham.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 93ef0470-c591-012f-fe85-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Sally, don't dally