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St. Louis blues
Additional title: The Saint Louis blues
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher) (1873-1958) (Composer)

Published music.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1914
Place Term: New York
Publisher: W.C. Handy
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music (Sheet) 98-127
Blues (Music) -- To 1931
Sheet music
Sheet music covers
Content : Caption title.

Content : Cover photograph insert of singer Marion Harris.

Content : First line of chorus: Got de St. Louis Blues jes as blue as ah can be.

Content : First line of text: I hate to see de ev'nin' sun go down.

Content : For voice and piano, with chord diagrams for ukulele in D.

Content : National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.

Content : The first successful 'blues' published--Cover.

Content : Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by W.C. Handy.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (5 p.) : ill., ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14528448
UUID: 5bf98900-c642-012f-471c-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1873: Creator Born
  • 1914: Created
  • 1958: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "St. Louis blues" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1914. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4f83-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "St. Louis blues" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 10, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4f83-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1914). St. Louis blues Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4f83-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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St. Louis blues