“I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song, “I Don’t Want to Play in Your Yard,” was composed by H. W. Petri and written by Philip Wingate. The music was published by the Petrie Music Company in Chicago, Illinois in 1894. The music is dedicated “To the Ladies of the Charity Circle, La Porte, Ind.” The cover features an image of a small child, labeled Pearl, who would sing “I don’t want to play in your yard” to Mamie Shepard who is also pictured in the center of the cover.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Petric, H. W.
Wingate, Philip
Woodside, Lura
Petrie Music Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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