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Louisiana Lize
Additional title: All de time I'm working I'm a thinking 'bout my darling, down de ribber, cross de way [First line of song]
Additional title: I wonder if she really loves me, I'd like to know [First line of chorus]
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) (Lyricist)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) (1873-1954) (Composer)
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) (Composer)
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Composer)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) (1873-1954) (Lyricist)
Gilson, Lottie (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African American men
African American women
Interpersonal relations
Courtship -- 1890-1899
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration features a full moon reflecting on a lake with blue background.
Content: Photograph of Lottie Gilson on cover.
Statement of responsibility: composed by Bob Cole; words and music [edited] by J.W. and Rosamond Johnson.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 076e6b90-c595-012f-53d8-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Louisiana Lize" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Louisiana Lize" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2016.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Louisiana Lize Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Louisiana Lize