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The Bowery
Additional title: h! The night I struck New York, I went out for a quiet walk; Folks who are "on to" the city say, Better by far that I took Broadway; But I was out to enjoy the sights, There was the Bowery ablaze with lights; I had one of the devil's own nights! I'll never go there anymore! [first line]
Additional title: The Bow'ry, the Bow'ry! They say such things, and they do strange things on the Bow'ry! The Bow'ry! I'll never go there anymore! [first line of chorus]
Gaunt, Percy (Composer)
Hoyt, Charles Hale (1859-1900) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Date Issued: 1925
Place: New York
Publisher: Harms Incorporated
Library locations
Music Division
Bowery (New York, N.Y.:Street)
Humorous songs
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes illustration of a gentleman walking beneath the elevated tracks in the Bowery neighborhood of the period (19th c.) in New York City.
Statement of responsibility: words by Charles H. Hoyt ; music by Percy Gaunt.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e52f2500-c58d-012f-1238-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1892: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Bowery" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892 - 1925.

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The Bowery