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I loves ma baby
Additional title: I loves ma baby, baby loves me. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: There's a gal that breaks the heart of all the coons in town. [first line]
Dustin, E. W. (Lyricist)
Dustin, E. W. (Composer)
Gilbert, Charles Allan (1873-1929) (Lyricist)
Gilbert, Charles Allan (1873-1929) (Composer)
Ernest, Chas. M. (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: St. Louis
Publisher: Thiebes_Stierlin Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: On cover: picture of Chas. M. Ernest.
Statement of responsibility: by E.W. Dustin and Chas. Gilbert.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 23f6d2b0-c592-012f-bae0-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I loves ma baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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APA Format

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I loves ma baby