Little Alabama coon

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Little Alabama coon
Additional title: Go to sleep my little picaninny, Brer' Fox 'll catch you if yo' don't. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I's a little Alabama Coon! And I hasn't been born very long. [first line]
Starr, Hattie (Lyricist)
Starr, Hattie (Composer)
Raymond, Frances (1869-1961) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Willis Woodward & Co. ; Charles Heard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Cover, printed in dark purle and green, contains a photograph of Frankie M. Raymond wearing a straw hat.
Content: On cover: As sung by Miss Frankie M. Raymond in Aladdin, Jr., a Tale of a Wonderful Lamp as presented by Henderson's American Extravaganza.
Content: Repetition of chorus arranged for 4 voices without piano accompaniment.
Content: Cover contains signatures of previous owners: (at upper right) Francis Kirly and (at lower right) ? Goodwood.
Statement of responsibility: by Hattie Starr.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 95d87c50-c58e-012f-6c32-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1893: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little Alabama coon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little Alabama coon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2016.

APA Format

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Little Alabama coon