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Kentucky babe
Additional title: Fly away, fly away Kentucky Babe, fly away to rest. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Skeeters am a hummin' on de honeysuckle vine. [first line]

Buck, Richard Henry (1870-1956) (Lyricist)
Geibel, Adam (1855-1933) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: Boston ; New York
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Lullabies -- United States
Sheet music
Content : On cover: stamp, "S. R. Schwartz"

Content : Descriptive subtitle: Plantation lullaby.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Richard Henry Buck ; music by Adam Geibel.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 50f44af0-c591-012f-af87-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1956: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Kentucky babe" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Kentucky babe" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Kentucky babe