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The Irish swell
Additional title: A Romance of Athlone. The Irish swell [uniform title]
Additional title: For I am an Irish swell, that you can easily tell [First line of chorus]
Additional title: If a real Irish swell you would see, just cast your eyes upon me [First line of song]
Olcott, Chauncey (1858-1932) (Lyricist)
Olcott, Chauncey (1858-1932) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Manners & customs
Rich people
Men -- Clothing & dress -- Ireland -- 1800-1899
Sheet music
Content: On cover: songs introduced by Chauncey Olcott in his new production " A Romance of Athlone."
Content: Signature of former owner on top center of cover: Bert B. Barry.
Content: Cover illustration features a girl dressed in a toga holding a lyre.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Chauncey Olcott.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e37de740-c594-012f-2fb3-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1858: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1932: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Irish swell" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Irish swell" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 20, 2017.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). The Irish swell Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The Irish swell