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The absent-minded beggar
Additional title: When you shouted "Rule Brittania ," when you've sung "God Save the Queen," [1st line of song]
Sullivan, Arthur, Sir (1842-1900) (Composer)
Ross, Helen K. (Owner)
Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Date Issued: 1900
Place: Philadelphia
Publisher: The Daily Mail Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
South African War, 1899-1902
Bowler hats -- 1900-1909
Soldiers -- British -- 1900-1999
War bonds & funds
Patriotic music
Sheet music
Content: Supplement to the Philadelphia Times Sunday, March 4th 1900. The Sunday Times Song Supplement.
Content: Cover designed by Griffith, includes drawing of a British solder carrying a gun. Also includes images of coins falling into Derby hats against decorative background.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover Helen K. Ross.
Statement of responsibility: words by Rudyard Kipling ; music by Arthur Sullivan.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3d20b330-c594-012f-fd49-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1842: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1900: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The absent-minded beggar" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1900.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The absent-minded beggar" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 27, 2017.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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The absent-minded beggar