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Title
She knew a lobster when she saw one
Additional title: For she knew a lobster when she saw one, although she'd never been to cooking school. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Oh, Mister Brown, he came to town, from lower Squeedunk Hollow. [first line of song]
Names
Sloane, A. Baldwin (Alfred Baldwin) (1872-1926) (Composer)
Skinner, Ralph M. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Humorous songs
Flirting
Man-woman relationships
Retribution
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of an elderly half-man, half-lobster with top hat, umbrella and bag looking at a woman well-dressed woman.
Content: On cover: A homarus Americanus recognition.
Content: Summary: In the style of a patter song, the narrator describes a naive man who has come to the city and becomes interested in a woman, but she tricks him since she is married.
Statement of responsibility: words by R.M. Skinner ; music by A.B. Sloane.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 89c95ba0-c595-012f-0732-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1872: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1926: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "She knew a lobster when she saw one" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efbb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "She knew a lobster when she saw one" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efbb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). She knew a lobster when she saw one Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efbb-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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She knew a lobster when she saw one