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Massa Peter
Additional title: Come all you colored people, who have got a soul to save. [first line]
Additional title: Massa Peter's expectation ob de color'd population, come a runnin' now 'afore it am too late. [first line of chorus]
Kersands, Billy (Composer)
Kersands, Billy (Lyricist)
Hetzel, George (1826-1899) (Arranger)
Hogan, Ernest (1865-1909) (Lyricist)
Hogan, Ernest (1865-1909) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1893

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1893
Date Issued: 1893
Publisher: Broder & Schlam
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: On first page of music: Professional copy [i.e. lacking cover].
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Ernest Hogan and Billy Kersands ; arranged by Geo. W. Hetzel.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a98c8660-c58e-012f-f6ab-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. "Massa Peter" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1893 - 1893.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Massa Peter" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 1, 2016.

APA Format

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Massa Peter