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Would you ask
Additional title: Half a King. Would you ask. [uniform title]
Additional title: Would you ask the wand'ring breeze, prithee, breeze, thy name confess? [first line]
Terry, A. (Owner)
Englander, Ludwig (1853-1914) (Composer)
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)
Wilson, Francis (Actor)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Sheet music
Content: Summary: You can ask the breeze, butterflies, bees, swallows, violets, and stars questions but they won't answer and neither will I.
Content: Cover contains signature of former owner at top right: A. Terry.
Content: On cover: Francis Wilsons' comic opera success produced at the Knickerbocker Theatre, N.Y.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry B. Smith ; music by Ludwig Engländer.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c611ada0-c591-012f-1521-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Would you ask" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

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Would you ask