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Thread #3379 Message #1012212
Posted By: GUEST,R.L.Wright
03-Sep-03 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Off to Philadelphia
Subject: RE: Off to Philadelphia in the morning
I found the sheet music at the Free Library of Philadelphia and included the song in my "Irish Emigrant Ballads and Songs"(1975),pages 578-584.Similar songs appeared on hundreds of broadsides and in dozens of songsters.Even Weber and Fields took advantage of the popularity of the Stage Irishman and started out at age twelve as"hilarious Hibernian hellions."