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You're a saucy baby
Additional title: I love a girl and she loves me. [first line of song]
Additional title: Oh! you're a saucy baby, to that, you must agree. [first line of chorus]
Chapman, Lillian M. (Composer)
Chapman, Lillian M. (Lyricist)
Gro, Josephine (Singer)
Gro, Josephine (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: Brooklyn, NY
Publisher: Chas. W. Held
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Women -- United States -- 1890-1899
Dominance (Psychology)
Marital conflict
Sheet music
Content : Dealer's stamp on cover at center right: D.M. Williams & Co., 125th St. & 3rd Ave., New York.

Content : On cover: To Josephine Gro. Cover includes photograph of Josephine Gro.

Content : Summary: The male narrator is in love with a woman, but she is domineering so he threatens to leave, calling her a saucy dame; he goes away but receives a letter from her claiming she'll act better, so resolves to go home; he gives warning to all who encounter a saucy lady.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Lillian M. Chapman.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: eb06a120-c595-012f-0837-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You're a saucy baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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You're a saucy baby