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Ma black tulip
Additional title: The moon tonight is softly shining. [first line]
Additional title: You're ma own black tulip, sweeter than mint julip. [first line of chorus]
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Lyricist)
Harris, Chas. K. (Charles Kassell) (1864-1930) (Composer)
Clauder, Jos. (Joseph) (1853-1913) (Arranger)
Bayes, Nora (1880-1928) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1900

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: Chas. K. Harris
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Nora Bayes; tulips.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Chas. K. Harris.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc611490-c596-012f-e6e8-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1864: Creator Born
  • 1900: Issued
  • 1930: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ma black tulip" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900 - 1900.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ma black tulip" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 25, 2016.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1900 - 1900). Ma black tulip Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Ma black tulip