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The boy guessed right
Additional title: And the boy guessed right the very first time. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: There once was a little boy who went to school. [first line]
Monckton, Lionel (1861-1924) (Lyricist)
Monckton, Lionel (1861-1924) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1898

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Date Issued: 1898
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Boosey & Co. ; Chappell & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Interpersonal relations
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: The runaway girl.
Content: Store stamp: Hitchcock's, 11 Park Row, N.Y.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Lionel Monckton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e3ca70a0-c592-012f-fcad-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1898: Issued
  • 1924: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The boy guessed right" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898 - 1898.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The boy guessed right" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 4, 2016.

APA Format

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The boy guessed right