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Dora Dean
Additional title: Oh! have you ever seen my Dora Dean. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Way down in Lou'siana, dat's where ole sister Hannah, bakes all the cracklin bread upon the coals. [first line]
Clifford, Billy S. (Singer)
Huth, Maud (Singer)
Williams, Bert (1874-1922) (Composer)
Williams, Bert (1874-1922) (Lyricist)
Hetzel, George (1826-1899) (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: c1896 [c1895-1896]
Place: New York ; San Francisco
Publisher: Broder and Schlam
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Dance -- 1890-1899
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Clifford and Huth [i.e. Billy S. Clifford and Maud Huth].
Content: On cover: The greatest coon song ever written! Dora Dean, the sweetest gal you ever seen; words and music by Bert A. Williams of Williams & Walker; Schottische arranged by Geo. W. Hetzel; sung with great success by Clifford and Huth and many others.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Bert A. Williams.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2520e6a0-c590-012f-af17-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dora Dean" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - c1896 [c1895-1896].

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dora Dean" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 29, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Dora Dean