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What! Marry dat gal? / words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.
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Image ID: 1256657

What! Marry dat gal? / words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.  [Got a letter jes' dis mawnin', suh, an' say I had ter laff. ...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  What! Marry dat gal? / words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.

Alternate Title(s)

: Got a letter jes' dis mawnin', suh, an' say I had ter laff. [first line of song] Title 2.) Hurly burly. What! Marry dat gal? [uniform title] Title 3.) What! marry dat gal? [first line of chorus]

Creator

: Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936 -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Stromberg, John, 1853-1902 -- Composer
Templeton, Fay, 1865-1939 -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 8 p. ; 35 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes caricatures of a well-dressed African American man with top hat and cane holding his hand out in refusal, as a well-dressed African American woman smiles. Note 2.) On cover: Introduced with immense success by Fay Templeton at Weber & Field's Broadway Music Hall in Hurly burly. Cover includes photograph of Fay Templeton. Note 3.) Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator expresses his reaction to a letter proposing marriage from a woman he found false; he writes back apparently rejecting her suggestion.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division

Digital ID

: 1256657

Record ID

: 609539

Digital Item Published

: 6-1-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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