I've just received a telegram from baby

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Title
I've just received a telegram from baby
Additional title: A coon sat in his lonely cell, he couldn't sit outside until he paid his little fine [First line of song]
Names
Heelan, Will A. (Lyricist)
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Composer)
Davis, Belle (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Shapiro, Bernstein & Von Tilzer
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Jails
Fines (Penalties)
Telegrams
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Inset of photograph of Belle Davis on cover.
Content: Cover illustration features a Western Union telegram addressed to Sam Johnson County Jail, Kalamazoo, Mich. "I've just received your telegram, have wired twenty, come home at once." Lucy.
Content: On cover: the only direct answer to the phenomenal success "I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby" featured by Belle Davis.
Content: Missing page 5, continuation of chorus.
Statement of responsibility: words by Will A. Heelan ; music by Harry von Tilzer.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ecf825d0-c594-012f-78f4-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I've just received a telegram from baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebc7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I've just received a telegram from baby" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 5, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebc7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). I've just received a telegram from baby Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebc7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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