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Title
My gal has left me
Additional title: My baby said to me one morn, why don't you go to war. [first line of song]
Additional title: My gal has left me, my gal has shook me. [first line of chorus]
Names
Leslie, Alice (Singer)
Emerson, Ida (Composer)
Emerson, Ida (Lyricist)
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar), 1878-1961 (Composer)
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar), 1878-1961 (Lyricist)
Hoffmann, Max, 1873-1963 (Arranger)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago; [etc.]
Publisher: Chas. K. Harris
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans
Interpersonal relations
Desertion
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator, an African American man, goes off to war while his girlfriend promises she will be true; he doesn't hear from her and when he returns home, he is told that she left town.
Content: Arranged by Max Hoffmann.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Alice Leslie. Cover includes photograph of Alice Leslie.
Statement of responsibility: by Joseph E. Howard & Ida Emerson.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 30da79f0-c595-012f-a15c-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

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My gal has left me" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f043-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My gal has left me" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 21, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f043-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). My gal has left me Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f043-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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My gal has left me