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Names
Sterling, Andrew B (b. 1874) (Lyricist)
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Composer)
Forrester, Fannie (19th cent.) (Singer)
DeBonne, Theo. (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Copyright Date: 1898
Place Term: New York
Publisher: E.T. Paull Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Love songs
Sexual attraction
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Summary: The narrator expresses his love for Bess, asking will she kiss him.

Content : On cover: Sung with great success by Fannie, Forrester and DeBonne, Theo.

Content : Copyright date on cover: 1898; copyright date on first page of music: 1899.

Content : Cover design includes drawing of a hand holding an enveloped addressed to My black Bess.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilzer.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 2c4e1990-c595-012f-c130-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Black Bess" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Black Bess" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 7, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). My Black Bess Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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My Black Bess