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Throw him down McCloskey
Additional title: 'Twas down at Dan McDevitt's at the corner of this street, there was to be a prize fight and both parties were to meet. [first line]
Additional title: McCloskey's great fight. [alternative title]
Additional title: Throw him down McCloskey, was to be the battle cry, throw him down McCloskey, you can lick him if you try. [first line of chorus]
Kelly, J. W., songwriter (Composer)
Kelly, J. W., songwriter (Lyricist)
Cline, Maggie (1857-1934) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1890

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Date Issued: 1890
Place: Chicago
Publisher: Frank Harding
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Songs, Irish
Sheet music
Content: Lead sheet; contains melody line with text only.
Content: On caption title: Sung by the only Maggie Cline.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by J.W. Kelly.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 lead-sheet (1 p.) ; 29 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 76e4bc40-c58d-012f-3f21-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Throw him down McCloskey" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1890.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Throw him down McCloskey" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2016.

APA Format

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Throw him down McCloskey