Ma baby girl

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Ma baby girl
Additional title: I'm a goin' to work for ma black baby [First line of chorus]
Additional title: Ma colored gal and I, we went to church one morn, when all the world seemed gay [First line of song]
Howard & Emerson (Composer)
Howard & Emerson (Lyricist)
Hoffman, Max (1873-1963) (Arranger)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: [New York]
Publisher: Chas. K. Harris
Library locations
Music Division
African American men
African American women
African American infants
Weddings -- United States -- 1890-1899
Sheet music
Content: No cover.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Howard Emerson ; arr. by Max Hoffman.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0e110c50-c595-012f-1286-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Ma baby girl