Stay in your own backyardAdditional title: Lilac trees a blooming in the corner, by the gate, Mammy in the little cabin door. [first line of song]
NamesUdall, Lyn (Composer)Kennett, Karl (Lyricist)Shattuck, Truly (1876-1954) (Singer)
American popular songs.
Sheet music, 1899
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1899Date Issued: 1899Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locationsMusic Division
TopicsDogsAfrican Americans -- SegregationMothers and sonsAfrican Americans -- Children -- 1890-1899Children -- DeathPathos
NotesContent: 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 DescriptionExtent: 6 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of ResourceNotated music
IdentifiersUniversal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9d93fc60-c595-012f-1b7a-58d385a7bc34
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