Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus]

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Names
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett) (1865-1945) (Arranger)
Rosey, Geo. (George) (Arranger)
Franklin, Irene (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: 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 : Cover includes photograph of Irene Franklin with the caption: the petite vocalist, Irene Franklin.

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.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Edw. B. Marks and Geo. Rosey.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: dcb31000-c595-012f-4bb0-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1863: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1899: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef41-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef41-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef41-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus]