Don't tell Maria

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Don't tell Maria
Additional title: I'm a gay boy, this life I enjoy, no husband was any more slyer. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I'm merely just passing through town boys, with plenty fo moeny and clothes. [first line]
Harrigan, Edward (1844-1911) (Lyricist)
Braham, George (d. 1952) (Composer)
Duryee, A. R. (Illustrator)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: D. Müller
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Sheet music
Content: Dealer's stamp on bottom center of p. 3: Gutman, No. 3 Ave. A., N.Y.
Content: Dedication on cover: Respectfully dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Pastor. Cover includes a photograph of Tony Pastor.
Content: Summary: The narrator tells of the good time he has at night in town, flirting with women, but asks friends not to tell his wife Maria.
Content: Designer of cover: A. R. Duryee, N.Y.
Statement of responsibility: words by Edward Harrigan ; music by George F. Braham.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0320c8f0-c592-012f-960e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1911: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Don't tell Maria" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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Don't tell Maria