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Names
Starmer (Illustrator)
Fagan, Barney (Composer)
Fagan, Barney (Lyricist)
Wall, Jimmy (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Hylands Spencer & Yeager
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Blackbirds
African Americans -- Women -- 1890-1899
African Americans -- Clothing & dress -- 1890-1899
Debutantes
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Summary: Neeson Brewster is having a dance at which his daughter will come out as a debutante; the narrator is her suitor and adores her.

Content : Cover design by Starmer includes drawing of a stereotyped image of an African American woman, dressed in frock and hat, with a blackbird perched on her right hand.

Content : Cover includes 3 thumbnail photographs of Jimmy Wall, 2 of them in blackface, with the caption: Yours, Jimmy Wall.

Content : Subtitle on cover: A dainty coon song.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Barney Fagan.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 2cf9e6a0-c595-012f-1b25-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My blackbird" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My blackbird" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 2, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). My blackbird Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f03d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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My blackbird