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Thread #125   Message #3876386
Posted By: Jim Dixon
10-Sep-17 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Tread on the Tail of Me Coat
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tread on the Tail of Me Coat
Steve: Good catch on the inaccuracy of the date. I believe it is a misprint.

The book in question says, right after the title page:

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the
year 1847, by
in the Clerk's office of the District Court for the
Southern District of New-York.

But I noticed that the book is actually in 3 parts. The first part is called "The Emerald Songster" as you can see by the page header. When I searched for "The Emerald Songster" (which was apparently also published as a separate volume) I found this advertisement:

Containing a collection of the latest and most popular Irish, Patriotic,
Sentimental and Comic Songs. 320 pages. Paper cover …. $0.20
Cloth …....... 0.40

The advertisment appears in another book by the same publisher: Sadliers' Catholic Directory, Almanac and Ordo, For the Year of Our Lord 1874.

So there you have it: the date should have been 1874, not 1847.