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Plain Mary Smith

William T. Francis began his career in New Orleans, where he served as a church organist and head of the Juvenile Opera Company in addition to composing a range of musical works, mostly for the piano. He wrote “Plain Mary Smith” (1893) a few years before he began working in operatic comedy and burlesque theater in New York.

Plain Mary Smith

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Plain Mary Smith. Francis, William T. (composer)

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