Sleepy-headed little Mary Green

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Sleepy-headed little Mary Green
Additional title: A simple country maiden was sweet little Mary Green. [first line]
Additional title: And she'd go like this, (yawn). [first line of chorus]
Gage, George W. (Lyricist)
Gage, George W. (Composer)
Templeton, Fay (1865-1939) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1900

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Date Issued: 1900
Publisher: Geo. W. Gage
Library locations
Music Division
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
City & town life
Country life
Social classes
Humorous songs
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal conflict
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Fay Templeton.
Content: Descriptive subtitle: A yawning song.
Content: Supplement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Sunday, April 15, 1900.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by George W. Gage.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 3235c5a0-c597-012f-4012-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1900: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Sleepy-headed little Mary Green