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 (Compositor)
Richards, Nellie (Singer)
Starr, Hattie (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Place: London ; New York
Publisher: C. Sheard & Co. ; Willis Woodward & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Contains 2 scores: 1) banjo accompaniment and voice; 2) voice and piano
Content: Cover includes photograph of Nellie Richards also reproducing her signature, with the caption "the original singer of The Little Alabama Coon."
Content: On cover: sung with the greatest success by Nellie Richards.
Content: Repetition of chorus arranged for four voices without piano accompaniment.
Content: Cover contains signature of former owner: E. C. S., London '98.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Hattie Starr.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 scores (6, 6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 969506c0-c58e-012f-5ed6-58d385a7bc34
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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 September 25, 2016.

APA Format

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Little Alabama coon