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Title
Won't you take me back to Dixie
Additional title: At a New York steamboat landing, sat a darkey, old and gray. [first line of song]
Additional title: Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus]
Names
Rosey, Geo. (George) (Arranger)
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett) (1865-1945) (Arranger)
Falke, Charles (Singer)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Steamboats -- American
Separation (Psychology)
African American men
Pathos
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of a steamboat with passengers near a shore landing, with onlookers.
Content: Summary: At a riverboat landing in New York, a young white man thinks he recognizes an elderly African American. The elderly African American (named Ned) tells the young man he was his father's slave; he asks the white man how is his (Ned's) family which still live on the plantation, and expresses the desire to return to Dixie; as they speak, onlookers cry; the white man says that everyone is ok, and that his father would be delighted to have Ned return.
Content: Cover includes photograph of Charles Falke.
Statement of responsibility: words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Edw. B. Marks and Geo. Rosey.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dbcf82e0-c595-012f-f818-58d385a7bc34
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. "Won't you take me back to Dixie" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Won't you take me back to Dixie" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Won't you take me back to Dixie Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Won't you take me back to Dixie