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Be particular
Additional title: Now then, let's sing it in song be particular. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Quite early in life these two words I was taught, be particular. [first line]
Ward, Chas. B. (Composer)
Meyer, Herbert J. (Lyricist)
Walker, George H. (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York
Publisher: The New York Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Conduct of life
Sheet music
Content : Dedication on cover at top center: Respectfully dedicated to Mr. Geo. H. Walker, the popular manager Austin and San Antonia, Texas.

Content : Summary: The narrator advises to be particular in life, whether courting a woman, or making transactions with others.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Herbert J. Meyer ; music by Chas. B. Ward.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: e15df050-c590-012f-acc1-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Be particular" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

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Be particular