The belle of Manila

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The belle of Manila
Additional title: Debonair, divinely fair, a maiden with a graceful air. [first line]
Additional title: For she's the belle of Manila. [first line of chorus]
Haack-McLay, Louise (Lyricist)
Haack-McLay, Louise (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1898

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Date Issued: 1898
Place: San Francisco
Publisher: Zeno Mauvais Music Company
Library locations
Music Division
Ballads, American
Women -- Clothing & dress -- Philippines
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Dedication on cover: Dedicated to my dear sister Celia.
Content: On cover: Three female portraits.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Louise Haack McLay.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e1fe18d0-c592-012f-cb6c-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1898: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The belle of Manila" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898 - 1898.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The belle of Manila" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2016.

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The belle of Manila