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Dolly Brown
Additional title: A mile outside the city, there's a quaint old village green, And near it stands a cottage, that's the cutest ever seen, I take the car each evening to the limits of the town, And there I meet the graceful form, Of charming Dolly Brown, My charming Dolly Brown, My darling Dolly Brown. [first line]
Additional title: She has a kiss for me, She has a smile for you, So blithe and so jolly is dear little Dolly, affectionate, constant and true, Down by the gate she will wait for me, the belle of the quaint old town. [first line of chorus]
Schleiffarth, George (d. 1921) (Composer)
Robey, W. C. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1892

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1892
Date Issued: 1892
Place: Chicago
Publisher: Will Rossiter
Library locations
Music Division
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: On the cover" "She pleases every member of the family." "It's the most "catchy" song out."
Statement of responsibility: words by W.C. Robey ; music by Geo. Schleiffarth.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f4e478c0-c58d-012f-de23-58d385a7bc34
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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. "Dolly Brown" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1892 - 1892.

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Dolly Brown