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Laughing song
Additional title: No feeble cry proclaimed my birth, they say that I when born on earth. [first line]
Additional title: Yawnmore. Laughing song. [uniform title]
Yaw, Ellen Beach (1869-1947) (Dedicatee)
Lent, Ernest (Composer)
Ross, E. A. (Lyricist)
Yaw, Ellen Beach (1869-1947) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: John F. Ellis & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Laughter -- 1800-1899
Sheet music
Content: Musical content includes coloratura passages, including alternatives as sung by Ellen Beach Yaw.
Content: Dedication on cover at center right: Dedicated to and sung by Ellen Beach Yaw. Cover includes a photograph of Ellen Beach Yaw.
Content: On cover: From the comic opera Yanmore, or The teaser and Theresa.
Statement of responsibility: words by E.A. Ross ; music by Ernest Lent.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5be5d7e0-c58f-012f-de53-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1869: Creator Born
  • 1894: Issued
  • 1947: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Laughing song" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894 - 1894.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Laughing song" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 26, 2017.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Laughing song