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De new Bully
Additional title: Did you see de new bully dat just come to town. [first line]
Additional title: When I walk dat levee roun' roun' roun' roun'. [first line of chorus]
Cavanagh, John W., musician (Composer)
Carlton, Will C. (Lyricist)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Newark, N.J.
Publisher: The Essex Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Lacking pages 5-8.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom: John P. Mooney, 97 Court St.[Boston, Massachusetts].
Content: Summary: A bully has come to town but I'm going to prevent him from causing trouble.
Content: On cover: At last!...big hit in the "Widow Jones."
Statement of responsibility: words by Will. C. Carleton ; music by J.W. Cavanagh.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ff1da900-c590-012f-cce5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De new Bully" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De new Bully" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 25, 2016.

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De new Bully