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The "ping pong" song
Additional title: I once knew a man and a maid. [first line]
Additional title: Ping pong! Ping pong! [first line of chorus]
Greenbank, Percy (1878-1968) (Lyricist)
Caryll, Ivan (1861-1921) (Composer)
Hopper, Edna Wallace (d. 1959) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Francis, Day & Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Games -- United States
Competition (Psychology)
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Photograph of Edna Wallace Hopper.
Content: The Silver Slipper. [musical]
Statement of responsibility: words by Percy Greenbank ; music by Ivan Caryl.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): df11dfd0-c598-012f-00af-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1878: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1968: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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The "ping pong" song