Man with an elephant on his hands

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Title
Man with an elephant on his hands
Additional title: Oh, there once was a king, as minstrels sing, who a herd of elephants had. [first line]
Additional title: So great the beat's demands, that his lachrymal glands, he piped like mad, because he had, an elephant on his hands! [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Wang. Man with an elephant on his hands.
Names
Morse, Woolson (1858-1897) (Composer)
Goodwin, J. Cheever (John Cheever) (1850-1912) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1891

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1891
Date Issued: 1891
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Elephants
Humorous songs
Musicals
Kings and rulers
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Collective t.p. reads: Songs from the comic opera Wang.
Statement of responsibility: words by J. Cheever Goodwin ; music by Woolson Morse.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a5adf260-c58d-012f-e060-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1858: Creator Born
  • 1891: Issued
  • 1897: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Man with an elephant on his hands" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891 - 1891. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edc6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Man with an elephant on his hands" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 13, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edc6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1891 - 1891). Man with an elephant on his hands Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-edc6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Man with an elephant on his hands