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Names
Northrup, Theo. H. (Theodore H.) (Composer)
Doty, Charles W. (Lyricist)
Starmer (Cover designer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Separation (Psychology)
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover design by Starmer includes drawing of an African American woman standing at a wooden gate to a house.

Content : Descriptive subtitle on cover and below caption title: Coon plaint.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language of African Americans, the narrator, after being away, looks forward to again being with his girlfriend Sue.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Chas. W. Doty ; music by Theo. H. Northrup.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: a3b27460-c595-012f-4327-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sue, ma Sue" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef8d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sue, ma Sue" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 2, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef8d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Sue, ma Sue Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef8d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Sue, ma Sue