That mysterious rag

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That mysterious rag
Pfeiffer, E. H. (Illustrator)
Snyder, Ted (1881-1965) (Composer)
Berlin, Irving (1888-1989) (Lyricist)

Popular instrumental sheet music.


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1911
Place: New York
Publisher: T. Snyder
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: JNB 80-3 P.I. (Rag)
Content: Cover illustrated by E. H. Pfeiffer, N.Y.
Content: Cover photograph insert of Koloneal Kandy Kids, an African-American performing troupe.
Content: First line of chorus: That mysterious rag.
Content: First line of text: Did you hear it? Were you near it?
Content: For voice and piano.
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: by Berlin & Snyder.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (5 p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14528464
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b54b0be0-c6b6-012f-aae8-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Created
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "That mysterious rag" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1911.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "That mysterious rag" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 26, 2017.

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That mysterious rag