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Names
Stromberg, John (1853-1902) (Composer)
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)
Templeton, Fay (1865-1939) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Weber, Fields & Stromberg
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Humorous songs
Musicals
Man-woman relationships
African Americans
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover design includes caricatures of a well-dressed African American man with top hat and cane holding his hand out in refusal, as a well-dressed African American woman smiles.

Content : On cover: Introduced with immense success by Fay Templeton at Weber & Field's Broadway Music Hall in Hurly burly. Cover includes photograph of Fay Templeton.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator expresses his reaction to a letter proposing marriage from a woman he found false; he writes back apparently rejecting her suggestion.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: c21a6200-c595-012f-59a1-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1902: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What! Marry dat gal?" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What! Marry dat gal?" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). What! Marry dat gal? Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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What! Marry dat gal?