“I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard”

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.

Publishing Date: 1894

Composer: Petric, H. W.Lyricist: Wingate, PhilipUser: Woodside, LuraPublisher: Petrie Music Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of C. Malcolm Watkins

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1154.11Accession Number: 1979.1154Catalog Number: 1979.1154.11

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ee3e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_662349

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