Mary was a housemaid

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Title
Mary was a housemaid
Additional title: Sister Mary. Mary was a housemaid [uniform title]
Additional title: What it was that Mary did, Mary didn't know [First line of chorus]
Names
Risque, W. H. (Lyricist)
Lambelet, Napoleon (Composer)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Performer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Boosey & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Interpersonal relations
Single women
Sexual attraction
Women household employees -- United States -- History
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: sung by Miss May Irwin in "Sister Mary."
Content: Signed photograph of May Irwin in center of cover.
Content: "Special verses sung by Miss May Irwin" printed on back page of cover.
Statement of responsibility: words by W.H. Risque ; music by Napoleon Lambelet.
Physical Description
Extent: 12 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1f9cf190-c595-012f-1fdd-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

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mary was a housemaid" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebba-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mary was a housemaid" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebba-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Mary was a housemaid Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebba-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Mary was a housemaid