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He ain't in it
Additional title: A slangy expression you hear on the street "He ain't in it." [first line]
Additional title: City directory. He ain't in it. [first line of chorus]
Hastings, Philip (Composer)
Hastings, Philip (Lyricist)
Reed, Charlie (d. 1892) (Actor)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1890

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Date Issued: 1890
Place: San Francisco
Publisher: J. P. Broder & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Sheet music
Content: On t.p.: As sung by the plain comedian Charlie Reed in the "City Directory."
Content: The city directory opened on February 10, 1890 - Odell, A History of the New York Stage.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Philip Hastings.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4886d950-c58d-012f-9893-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "He ain't in it" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1890.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "He ain't in it" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 29, 2017.

APA Format

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He ain't in it