Oh, such a business

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Oh, such a business
Additional title: Oh! Last week my friend Levinski, took a partner named Rosinski. [first line of song]
Additional title: Oh! such a business, oh! such a business, in my head I got a dizziness, from such a business. [first line of chorus]
Edwards, Gus (1879-1945) (Composer)
Gillespie, Arthur (Lyricist)
Welch, Joe (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
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Music Division
Jews -- United States
Humorous songs
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Joe Welch, the well known character impersonator. Cover design includes a photograph of Joe Welch portraying a Jew.
Content: Summary: verse 1: Using slight ethnically stereotyped language, the narrator describes a foolhardy scheme by two businessmen; verse 2 describes a failed bet on a horse in horse-racing.
Content: Subtitle on cover: A Hebraic tale of woe.
Statement of responsibility: words by Arthur Gillespie ; music by Gus. Edwards.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 57cecaf0-c595-012f-381b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1879: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1945: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Oh, such a business" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f022-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Oh, such a business" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 23, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f022-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Oh, such a business Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f022-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Oh, such a business