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Oo Lee Long
Additional title: Oo-Lee, Oo-Lee, Oo-Lee Long, listen to me while I sing. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Way down in Chinatown lived a pretty little moon-eyed maid. [first line of song]
Evans, George (1870-1915) (Composer)
Krieghoff, William G. (Cover designer)
Evans, George (1870-1915) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York
Publisher: Shapiro Bernstein & Von Tilzer
Library locations
Music Division
Separation (Psychology)
Chinese Americans
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: Summary: In Chinatown lives the Oo-Lee Long, daughter of a Chinese tea merchant; Ching Ling loves her; but she runs away with the laundry boy and Ching Ling is upset.
Content: Cover design by [William G.] Krieghoff includes drawing in Chinese style of a bird on a branch of a tree, with Japanese characters at left.
Content: Printed as the supplement to the New York World, Sunday, Feb. 4, 1900.
Statement of responsibility: by George Evans.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 68b02660-c595-012f-6227-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1915: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Oo Lee Long" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1900.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Oo Lee Long" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 25, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Oo Lee Long