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Names
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)
Stromberg, John (1853-1902) (Composer)
Dailey, Peter F. (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Weber, Fields & Stromberg
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Courtship -- 1890-1899
African Americans -- Clothing & dress -- 1890-1899
Serenading
African Americans
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : On cover: Peter F. Dailey's latest success as sung at Weber & Field's Broaddway Music Hall. Cover includes photograph of Peter F. Dailey.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped African American language, the narrator describes times after the Civil war when an African American would work hard farming cotton, then finish and serenade his girlfriend; today all African Americans are swells, and wear fine clothes, but this man still comes to his Sue and serenades her.

Content : Cover design includes drawing of an African American man (i.e. blackface) wearing a straw hat and holding a cane while he speaks to a woman on the second floor of a private home.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 8704bb80-c595-012f-b840-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1860: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1936: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Say you love me Sue" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efb7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Say you love me Sue" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efb7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Say you love me Sue Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efb7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Say you love me Sue