I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard

DESCRIPTION: Two girls were neighbors and close friends until "one day a quarrel came." The one tells the other "You can't play in our yard;" the other replies, "I don't want to play in your yard"; she will be sorry for all the fun she misses. Then they make up
AUTHOR: Words: Philip Wingate / Music: H. W. Petrie
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (sheet music by Petrie Music Company)
KEYWORDS: youth fight
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REFERENCES (3 citations):
Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 254-256, "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Robert A. Fremont, editor, _Favorite Songs of the Nineties_, Dover Publications, 1973, pp. 132-135, "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" (1 text, 1 tune, the 1894 sheet music)
Margaret Bradford Boni, editor, _Songs of the Gilded Age_, with piano arrangements by Norman Lloyd and illustrations by Lucille Corcos, Golden Press, 1960, pp. 122-124, "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #16802
NOTES: Reported by Spaeth to be "the most popular child's song of the [1890s]" other than the works of Charles K. Harris. - RBW
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