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Title
She is always dressed in black
Additional title: She could look so innocent and cute, she had charms that no one could dispute. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: There was once a little miss, that you'd give the world to kiss. [first line]
Names
Leslie, Fannie (1856-1935) (Singer)
Bratton, John W. (John Walter) (1867-1947) (Composer)
Ford, Walter H. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Deception -- 1800-1899
Humorous songs
Fortune hunters
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom center: Hitchcock's, 11 Park Row, N.Y.
Content: On cover: A decidedly demure ditty...Sung with terrific successs by Fanny Leslie at Koster & Bial's, new York. A suitable companion to their "Henrietta have you met her."
Content: Texts to extra verses and chorus printed on page 2.
Content: Summary: She's a woman who attracts many men and dresses in black; she eventually tricks her suitors.
Content: Cover drawing show a woman dressed in black with a parasole, against a red background.
Statement of responsibility: words by Walter H. Ford ; music by John W. Bratton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 99f02580-c591-012f-3326-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1856: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1935: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "She is always dressed in black" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16de-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "She is always dressed in black" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16de-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). She is always dressed in black Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-16de-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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She is always dressed in black