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Title
I don't care to be your lady friend no more
Additional title: I've gone and lost my little Lou, the gal I thought was mine [First line of song]
Additional title: Sister Mary. I don't care to be your lady friend no more [uniform title]
Additional title: Well I don't care to be your lady friend no more [First line of chorus]
Names
Cobb, Will D., 1876-1930 (Lyricist)
Edwards, Gus, 1879-1945 (Composer)
Irwin, May, 1862-1938 (Actor)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: The Rogers Bros. Music Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Jealousy
Interpersonal conflict
Desertion
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Photograph of May Irwin in center of cover.
Content: On cover: May Irwin's great coon hit. A ragtime declaration of independence. As sung with great success in her new farce "Sister Mary" by Glen MacDonough.
Statement of responsibility: words by Will D. Cobb ; music by Gus Edwards.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21736880
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21738653
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): aadff8c0-c594-012f-c6b9-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1876: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1930: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I don't care to be your lady friend no more" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec6b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I don't care to be your lady friend no more" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 22, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec6b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). I don't care to be your lady friend no more Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec6b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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