Way down on de ole plantation where I spent my childhoods hours. [first line of song]

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Names
Wheeler, J. W. (James W.) (Composer)
Melvin, Harry (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: Boston, Mass.
Publisher: Atlantic Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans -- Virginia
Reminiscing
African Americans -- Social life
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : "Professional copy" - lacking cover.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language of an African American, the narrator describes the plantation on which he grew up in Virginia, where all "colored folks" were happy; he recalls the meetings and other attributes of life there.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Harry Melvin ; music by J.W. Wheeler.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 5c5ef180-c595-012f-7cf1-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Way down on de ole plantation where I spent my childhoods hours. [first line of song]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f029-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Way down on de ole plantation where I spent my childhoods hours. [first line of song]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 28, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f029-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Way down on de ole plantation where I spent my childhoods hours. [first line of song] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f029-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Way down on de ole plantation where I spent my childhoods hours. [first line of song]