I want yer, ma honey

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I want yer, ma honey
Additional title: I want yer, may honey, yes, I want yer might badly. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: When de banjo's a strummin' and de darkies a hummin' den I want yer, ma honey, yes, I do! [first line]
Pinkus, Alice B. (Owner)
Fox, Della (Dedicatee)
Templeton, Fay (1865-1939) (Lyricist)
Templeton, Fay (1865-1939) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co. ; Francis, Day & Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Dedication above caption title: Dedicated to Miss Della Fox.
Content: Rear cover contains advertisement for the song "When I do the hootchy coochy in the sky" containing stereotyped images of blackface performers in the sky against a moon.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover at upper right corner: Alice B. Pinkus, 1896. Cover also contains drawing by former owner of a woman with a hat and attached veil.
Content: Subtitle on cover: An Ethiopian oddity.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Fay Templeton.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 498036d0-c590-012f-0b70-58d385a7bc34
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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. "I want yer, ma honey" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-15c1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I want yer, ma honey" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-15c1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895 - 1895). I want yer, ma honey Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-15c1-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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I want yer, ma honey