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Title
Somethings are better left unsaid
Additional title: Blacksheep. Some things are better left unsaid. [uniform title]
Additional title: Do you want to know the rest, or shall I stop? [alternative title]
Additional title: I know a little song about the topics of the day. [first line]
Additional title: Some things are better left unsaid! [first line of chorus]
Names
Stahl, Richard (1860?-1899) (Composer)
Hoyt, Charles Hale (1859-1900) (Lyricist)
Harlan, Otis (1865-1940) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Humorous songs
Topical songs
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Texts for 3 additional verses printed on page 5.
Content: On cover: The great hit in Chas. H. Hoyt's comedy A black sheep sung by Mr. Otis Harlan ("Hot Stuff"). Cover includes a full-length photograph of Otis Harlan. Cover also includes a drawing a sheep in silhouette with a ribbon tied around its waist.
Content: Summary: The narrator can tell of many topical issues, but some things are better left unsaid.
Statement of responsibility: words by Chas. H. Hoyt, music by Richard Stahl.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a008a900-c591-012f-3569-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Somethings are better left unsaid" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c08d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Somethings are better left unsaid" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 12, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c08d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Somethings are better left unsaid Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c08d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Somethings are better left unsaid