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Title
What's the cause of it?
Additional title: Liquor is the cause of it, don't you know. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: When you see a poor man talking to a lamppost late at night. [first line]
Names
McGlennon, Felix (1856-1943) (Composer)
Conley, Tom (1872-1903) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons ; Anglo American Musical Agency
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Marriage
Alcoholism
Humorous songs
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Back cover contains initial measures of 6 songs published by M. Witmark & Sons and labeled "Latest English successes."
Statement of responsibility: words by Tom Conley ; music by Felix McGlennon.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3ea94b00-c58e-012f-1b0c-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

  • 1856: Creator Born
  • 1892: Issued
  • 1943: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What's the cause of it?" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f349-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What's the cause of it?" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f349-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1892). What's the cause of it? Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f349-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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What's the cause of it?