Eena, meena, mina, mo

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Eena, meena, mina, mo
Additional title: Eena, meena, mina, mo, catch a nigger by the toe. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: The boys and girls of long ago, and those we know to day. [first line]
Waters, Safford (Lyricist)
Thornton, Bonnie (Singer)
Waters, Safford (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York
Publisher: N. Weinstein
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes a photograph of Bonnie Thornton with a reproduction of her signature. Cover also includes design with two birds looking at the photograph of Thornton.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Bonnie Thornton, America's little mascot and creator fo popular songs.
Statement of responsibility: by Safford Waters.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2bcc7c90-c590-012f-3315-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Eena, meena, mina, mo" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895.

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