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Fairy tales
Additional title: Fairy tales, fairy tales, we hear them ev'ry day. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Idol's eye. Fairy tales. [uniform title]
Additional title: You know the yarn of Puss-in-Boots, of Jack who climbed the beanstalk shoots. [first line]
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)
Herbert, Victor (1859-1924) (Composer)
Daniels, Frank (1860-1935) (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Edward Schuberth & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Fairy tales
Truthfulness and falsehood
Content: Contains 16 bars of piano (only) music labeled "Dance" after the chorus.
Content: Cover includes drawing of a four-armed seated statue in the style of Indian religious figures, with patterned backgrounds and borders.
Content: On cover: As performed by the Frank Daniels Comic Opera Company.
Content: Summary: Fairy tales, although we hear them every day are just illusions; so too can be the utterings of a woman.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry B. Smith ; music by Victor Herbert.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 09ff30c0-c592-012f-0b0b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1860: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1936: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Fairy tales" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Fairy tales" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 15, 2019.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). Fairy tales Retrieved from

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Fairy tales