Goodness gracious children

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Goodness gracious children
Additional title: Glory, glory, de big bell rings. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Oh goodness gracious chillen around me congregate. [first line]
Halberstadt, Chas. L. (Lyricist)
Heinzman, Otto M. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Gotham Music Co. ; Chas. Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Dedication above caption title: Dedicated to Chas. K. French of In Old Kentucky Co.
Content: Descriptive title: Plantation song.
Content: On cover: Sung nightly with great success in the popular plays Coon hollow and In old Kentucky.
Statement of responsibility: words by Chas. L. Halberstadt ; music by Otto M. Heinzman.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 36537a40-c590-012f-2118-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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Goodness gracious children