Come back my honey I'se been waiting

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Title
Come back my honey I'se been waiting
Additional title: Come back, my honey, I'se been waiting long. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: My heart is broke tonight, because ma baby flew. [first line]
Names
Evans, George (1870-1915) (Singer)
Newcomb, Lew H. (Composer)
Statia, Fred M. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Desertion
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover: A coon sensation.
Content: Summary: In ethnic stereotyped language, the narrator describes his girlfriend who left him for another; when she was sick he was good to her; he wishes for her return. She writes to say she's returning to him because the man she ran away with took her money and jewelry and he's just a con man.
Content: On cover: A terrific hit with Harry C. Cashman adn Ada Deaves in David Henderson's new production "Zenda's King" at the Gaiety Tehatre, Chicago, Ill. Also sung with great success by Geo. Evans the original "Honey boy." Cover includes a photograph of George Evans.
Statement of responsibility: words by Fred. N. Statia ; music by Lew H. Newcomb
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f20189e0-c591-012f-ec38-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1915: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Come back my honey I'se been waiting" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-175b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Come back my honey I'se been waiting" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 24, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-175b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). Come back my honey I'se been waiting Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-175b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Come back my honey I'se been waiting