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Looking for a bully
Additional title: Looking for a bully, a bully must be found. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: You may have your babies, and your colored swells. [first line]
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar) (1878-1961) (Composer)
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar) (1878-1961) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: Jos. E. Howard
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Ownership: Gift of the Columbia Braodcasting System, Inc.
Content: Cover illustration includes a stereotyped image of an African American woman.
Content: Descriptive subtitle: An Ethiopian craze.
Content: Photostat.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Jos. E. Howard.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 63f2ed80-c590-012f-d8fd-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1878: Creator Born
  • 1895: Issued
  • 1961: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Looking for a bully" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Looking for a bully" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 27, 2017.

APA Format

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Looking for a bully