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The teacher and the boy
Additional title: Please don't be angry, because my clothes are poor. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The new teacher came to the old village school in a propserous town in the west. [first line]
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett) (1865-1945) (Lyricist)
Stern, Jos. W. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Poor persons
Women teachers
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Beautiful sentimental ballad from life.
Content: Cover includes a photograph showing male students working at desks; at the front of the classroom a seated woman teacher has her hand out to a young student, standing, who is touching his forehead with the palm of his hand. The caption repeats the initial text of the chorus.
Content: Advertisement on p. 2 reads: Phonograph or Graphophone records of this or any other popular selection can be obtained of the Universal Phonograph Company, 45 East 20th St., New York.
Statement of responsibility: words by Edw. B. Marks ; music by Jos. W. Stern.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2b18430-c590-012f-d717-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1865: Creator Born
  • 1895: Issued
  • 1945: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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The teacher and the boy