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“Fly Song”

“Fly Song”

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Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “Olcott’s Fly Song” was written and composed by Chauncey Olcott and published by Witmark and Sons of New York, New York in 1897. This piece of sheet music appeared as a supplement to the “New York Journal and Advertiser” on Feb. 13, 1898. The cover features a photograph of Chauncey Olcott, in Circus Ringmaster’s clothing, sitting down with a dog beside him. The song was sung by Ihmin Sweet Inniscara at the Fourteenth Street Theatre.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
date made
Olcott, Chauncey
M. Witmark & Sons
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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