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The merry singer
Additional title: I am a singer, I am a singer. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Where the sun is beaming, there you'll hear my song. [first line]
Le Verne, Henri (Composer)
Le Verne, Henri (Lyricist)
Singer Manufacturing Company (Copyright holder)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1891

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1891
Place: New York
Publisher: The Singer Manufacturing Company
Library locations
Music Division
Sewing machines
Content: On cover: Compliments of the The Singer Manufacturing Company.
Content: Cover includes dealer's stamp: H. F. Eastman, Sewing Machines, needles, oils, etc. 135 Sixth Street.
Content: Cover, printed in brown, shows an image of a globe and bubbles showing images of the cities London, Yokohama, Cape Town, and Melbourne.
Content: Rear cover includes the motto: The sun never sets on a Singer sewing machine at work." Includes illustration of a woman seated at a sewing machine, sewing, with a man looking over her shoulder from behind her. They are surrounded by flora on which 3 birds are perched, singing. The motto nearby reads: Every family Singer does art needle work of every kind (without attachment).
Content: Rear cover includes drawings of Singer Manufacturing Company plants in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Kilbowie near Glasgow, Scotland, South Bend, Indiana, Montreal, Canada, and Cairo, Illinois. Some drawings also indicate how many machines are produced at the plants. A motto at the bottom of the rear cover reads: The Singer Manufacturing Co. have offices everywhere.
Statement of responsibility: a song by Henri Le Verne.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7b32b70-c58d-012f-462f-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

  • 1891: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The merry singer" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The merry singer" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 19, 2020.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1891). The merry singer Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The merry singer