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Only a hundred girls
Additional title: Oh how I love my darling my Sally and my Sue. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Rounders. Only a hundred girls. [uniform title]
Additional title: When I sail'd from dear old Limerick bound for the Bay of Biscay. [first line]
Engländer, Ludwig, 1853-1914 (Composer)
Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936 (Lyricist)
Seabrooke, Thomas Q. (Thomas Quigley), 1860-1913 (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Edward Schuberth & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Humorous songs
Content: On cover: Musical supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser, Oct. 1, 1899.
Content: Summary: comic song sung by the character Maginnis Pasha; he tells the story of how he was shipwrecked and landed off the coast of Turkey where he was taken captive, made a pasha, and given a harem; chorus and remaining two verses describe the joys, troubles, and foibles of maintaining a harem.
Content: Cover design includes drawing of a woman in supposed Turkish harem costume.
Content: Cover design includes photograph of Thomas Q. Seabrooke.
Content: On cover: As sung by Thomas Q. Seabrooke in George W. Lederer's latest great success at the New York Casino.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry B. Smith ; music by Ludwig Englander.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 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): 65a946d0-c595-012f-d7be-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1853: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1914: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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Only a hundred girls