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Names
Udall, Lyn (Composer)
Kennett, Karl (Lyricist)
Shattuck, Truly (1876-1954) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Dogs
African Americans -- Segregation
Mothers and sons
African Americans -- Children -- 1890-1899
Children -- Death
Pathos
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover design includes drawing of a group of 5 white children playing, accompanied with a dog; in the middle ground is a wooden fence surrounding a house; at the gate of the fence is an African American child with a pointed hat and dog, with an expressing of surprise; the two dogs look longingly at one another; in the background is a house with an African American woman looking after her child.

Content : Subtitle on cover: Pathetic ballad & refrain.

Content : Lacking page 4, containing the chorus.

Content : On cover at top center: Sung with great success by Truly Shattuck. Cover includes thumbnail photograph of Truly Shattuck.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language, an African American child cries as he sees white children playing in front of his house, knowing that he can't play with them; his mother tries to console him by reminding him not to mind; eventually the African American child dies, while the mother must still console herself with her words to her child.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 9d93fc60-c595-012f-1b7a-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Stay in your own backyard" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Stay in your own backyard" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 2, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Stay in your own backyard Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Stay in your own backyard