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Samee gamee
Additional title: Just the same whever you go, samee gamee, samee gamee. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: San Toy. Samee gamee. [uniform title]
Additional title: Your marriages here are certainly queer, I do not see what's the attraction. [first line of song]
Jones, Sidney, 1861-1946 (Composer)
Ross, Adrian, 1859-1933 (Lyricist)
Greenbank, Harry (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Cincinnati ; Chicago; New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: The John Church Company
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Man-woman relationships
Content: Cover design includes drawing of two Asian men, one holding a banner emblazoned with title information, and the other holding a banner containing publisher information.
Content: Includes 27 measures at end of vocal part labeled "dance."
Content: Summary: The narrator humorously comments on marriage customs and relationships between men and women.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry Greenbank & Adrian Ross ; music by Sidney Jones.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21736880
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21738653
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 85007af0-c595-012f-a71e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1861: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1946: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Samee gamee" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Samee gamee" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 23, 2024.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Samee gamee Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Samee gamee