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Plain Mary Smith
Additional title: As sweet as the scent of the new mown hay, bright as the sunshine, of fair summers day. [first line]
Additional title: Listen to me Mary please don't be contrary. [first line of chorus]
Loraine, William (b. 1869) (Dedicatee)
Titus, Mary Hall (Dedicatee)
Titus, Lydia Yeamans (1866?-1929) (Singer)
Harding, Frank (Copyright holder)
Francis, W. T. (William T.) (Composer)
Francis, W. T. (William T.) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Frank Harding ; Francis, Day and Hunter
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Sheet music
Content: Dedicatee above caption title: To my friend William Loraine.
Content: Dedicatee on cover: Respectfully dedicated to Mary Hall Titus.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Lydia Yeamans-Titus. Cover includes photograph of Lydia Yeamans Titus.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Wm. T. Francis.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bb49d2b0-c58e-012f-6983-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Plain Mary Smith" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Plain Mary Smith" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 26, 2017.

APA Format

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Plain Mary Smith