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Title
You'se the only dumpling in the stew
Additional title: Susan I loves you, indeed I do. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Susana am ma baby, ma own colored lady. [first line of song]
Names
Homer, James R. (Composer)
Homer, James R. (Lyricist)
Miller, Ralph W. (Dedicatee)
Armstrong, Joseph (Singer)
Fitzgibbon, Dave (Arranger)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Haverhill, Mass.
Publisher: Hardy Music Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African American men
Outdoor cookery
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Cover design includes caricature of an African American man in the woods, stirring a pot of stew suspended on a cooking tripod; a tent is in the background.
Content: Dedication on cover at top center: To Ralph W. Miller.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, The narrator, an African American man, describes how he got into a fight that alienated his girlfriend Susan who wanted to leave him; the narrator pleads with her to stay professing love;
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Joseph Armstrong.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by James R. Homer.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ef73abc0-c595-012f-6aa0-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You'se the only dumpling in the stew" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef35-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You'se the only dumpling in the stew" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 27, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef35-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). You'se the only dumpling in the stew Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef35-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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You'se the only dumpling in the stew