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Six little wives
Additional title: Oh, my name is Yen How, I'm a Mandarin great. [first line of song]
Additional title: San Toy. Six little wives. [uniform title]
Jones, Sidney (1861-1946) (Composer)
Ross, Adrian (1859-1933) (Lyricist)
Greenbank, Harry (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Cincinnati ; Chicago; New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: The John Church Company
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Sheet music
Content: Collective cover page: Selections from San Toy, the new Chinese musical comedy, book by Edward Morton, music by Sidney Jones.
Content: Summary: In the style of a patter song, the character Yen How introduces his six wives.
Content: Cover design includes drawing of two Asian men, one holding a banner emblazoned with title information, and the other holding a banner containing publisher information.
Statement of responsibility: by Sidney Jones.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 95ea3070-c595-012f-65e5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1946: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Six little wives" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Six little wives" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2016.

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Six little wives