The Waldorf "Hyphen" Astoria

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The Waldorf "Hyphen" Astoria
Additional title: At the Waldorf "hyphen" Astoria no matter who or what you are. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: To be in the smartest set, or what is better yet. [first line of song]
Boldt, George C. (1851-1916 ) (Dedicatee)
Center, E. C. (Composer)
Center, E. C. (Lyricist)
Gouraud, Jackson (Composer)
Gouraud, Jackson (Lyricist)
Parr, John (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
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Music Division
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Aristocracy (Social class)
Humorous songs
Sheet music
Content: On cover at top center: Dedicated, without any kind of permission, to Mr. Geo. C. Boldt.
Content: On cover: Sung by John Parr in the Roger's Bros. farce "A reign of error" direction of Klaw & Erlanger. Cover includes photograph of John Parr with a facsimile of his signature.
Content: Summary: Humorous song on how one should look and behave in the Waldorf-Astoria, a hotel for the upper classes.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by E.C. Center and Jackson Gouraud.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bcb73800-c595-012f-4b91-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1851: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1916: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Waldorf "Hyphen" Astoria" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Waldorf "Hyphen" Astoria" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2016.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). The Waldorf "Hyphen" Astoria Retrieved from

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The Waldorf "Hyphen" Astoria