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Break away McCafferty!
Additional title: Break away McCafferty let up for half a minute. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: If you have an opportunity, to fill up with impunity, oh never do as did a friend of mine. [first line]
Carey, M. F. (Composer)
Carey, M. F. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1891

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1891
Date Issued: 1891
Place Term: New York, N.Y.
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Songs, Irish
Sheet music
Content : Cover inclues stamp of distributor: Cluett & Sons, foreign & American publications.

Content : Cover illustration show a drawing room filled with people, including a man apparently flirting with a woman. This is part of a proscenium and curtain.

Content : Page 3 (first page of music) contains signature of J. Walsh.

Statement of Responsibility: Written and composed by M.F. Carey.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 870f8b70-c58d-012f-eaaf-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1891: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Break away McCafferty!" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891 - 1891.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Break away McCafferty!" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 7, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Break away McCafferty!