Sing me a song of the South

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Title
Sing me a song of the South
Additional title: A well fought battle ended, a vict'ry nobly earned. [first line of song]
Additional title: Sing me a song of the sunny South, one with a sweet refrain. [first line of chorus]
Names
Casey, James W. (Composer)
Norton, George A. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Singing
Dying declarations
Pathos
Soldiers -- Southern States
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by the phenomenal baritone Will Thompson of Primrose & Dockstader's Minstrels. Also sung with great success by the phenomenal soprano Lorraine Armour. Cover includes photograph of Lorraine Armour.
Content: Subtitle on cover: Pathetic descriptive ballad.
Content: Summary: As he lays dying in battle [presumably during the Civil War], a soldier asks to hear a typical song from the Southern United States; as his comrades sing, he passes away; as they lay him in his grave, they still remember the song they sang.
Statement of responsibility: words by George A. Norton ; music by James W. Casey.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9051ea70-c595-012f-9576-58d385a7bc34
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. "Sing me a song of the South" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efc3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sing me a song of the South" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efc3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Sing me a song of the South Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efc3-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Sing me a song of the South