My coal black lady

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My coal black lady
Additional title: I'se got a coal black lady, and she is my little baby. [first line]
Additional title: This coal black lady, she is my baby. [first line of chorus]
Hoffman, Max (1873-1963) (Arranger)
Nicholas, John P. (Dedicatee)
Jefferson, W. T. (Lyricist)
Jefferson, W. T. (Composer)
Raymond, Lizzie B. (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Ragtime music
Sheet music
Content: Descriptive subtitle: Symphonie de Ethiopia.
Content: On cover: picture of Lizzie B. Raymond.
Content: Dedication: Respectfully dedicated to John P. Nicholas.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by W.T. Jefferson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72bda490-c591-012f-a4dd-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1873: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1963: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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My coal black lady