The Doony Song. Air, When Johnny comes marching home. As Sung by Mat Kelly.
[Boxing / California].

The Doony Song. Air, When Johnny comes marching home. As Sung by Mat Kelly.

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San Francisco: T. C. Boyd, [1867]. 8" x 4-5/8". Broadside. Cream paper printed in black, with vignette of Harris and ornate border. Soiling/staining to left margin and verso, bleeding through to lower quarter of broadside; ragged top and right edges. Good.

Song sheet commemorating the April 13, 1867 bare-knuckle prize fight between England's Dooney Harris and San Francisco's Tom Chandler; Chandler won handily, becoming the first middleweight champion in the US.

Per OCLC, Library Company of Philadelphia American Song Sheets (Wolfe) 513.

OCLC locates 4 holdings, although we suspect several of the 12 holdings classified as internet sources are, in fact, physical copies.


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