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Who's your friend?
Additional title: How often have you noticed, now I know you have. [first line of song]
Additional title: Tell me, now tell me, "who's your friend?" [first line of chorus]
Lowe, Allen (Lyricist)
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar) (1878-1961) (Composer)
Emerson, Ida (Composer)
Fisher, E. S. (Cover designer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place Term: Boston
Publisher: G.W. Setchell
Library locations
Music Division
Eating & drinking
Dating (Social custom)
Humorous songs
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content : Summary: Describes a series of situations where a man is dating a woman and a second man tries to insinuate into the date; in the last instance it is the man's wife who interrupts the date.

Content : Cover design by E.S. Fisher includes drawing of a man and woman seated at a table, eating while a waiter waits on them; a man with top hat is speaking to the one seated.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Allen Lowe ; music by Jos. E. Howard, and [Ida Emerson]
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 79a3b9d0-c599-012f-7e1a-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Who's your friend?