My South Carolina Flo'

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My South Carolina Flo'
Additional title: Flo', Flo', my Flo', sweetest black gal I know. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: There's a dark and muddy river running thro' the swampy lands. .[first line]
Fagan, Barney (Lyricist)
Fagan, Barney (Composer)
Little, Ada May (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: Chicago, Ill. ; New York
Publisher: Frank K. Root & Co. ; McKinley Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
South Carolina
African Americans -- Women
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Music store stamp on cover: Bernard Music House, The place to buy sheet music. 414 East Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois.
Content: On cover: Female portrait.
Content: Dedication: Respectfully dedicated to Miss Ada May Little, of Chicago.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Barney Fagan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6a7c02d0-c592-012f-8ae6-58d385a7bc34
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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. "My South Carolina Flo'" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My South Carolina Flo'" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2016.

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My South Carolina Flo'