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Title
The willow pattern plate
Additional title: Little maid Li-Chi loved her Chang on the sly. [first line]
Additional title: Well I never, never heard of such a thing. [first line of chorus]
Names
Hawthorn, Nellie (Singer)
Stuart, Leslie, 1864-1928 (Composer)
Stuart, Leslie, 1864-1928 (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms ; Francis, Day & Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Elopements
Humorous songs
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Pages 6-7 contain music for piano solo, presumably as a dance or mime.
Content: Cover includes abstract pattern design printed in green over which is printed lettering in brown.
Content: Summary: [The text provides a humorous version of the Willow Plate story]: Chang, a man, elopes with Li-Chi, an only daughter, and leaves her on an island. Her father chases after them; Chang informs him that they are already married, but the wedding certificate is post-dated by 3 months; the gods turn the couple into a pair of doves, but the narrator opines that he nor other humans would want to be turned into a plate.
Content: On cover: As sung by Nellie Hawthron with Matthews & Bulger.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Leslie Stuart.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c2b9ca70-c591-012f-76d1-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The willow pattern plate" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1719-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The willow pattern plate" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 4, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1719-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). The willow pattern plate Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1719-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The willow pattern plate