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My Georgia lady-love
Additional title: I love a little brown-eyed queen, the nicest gal you ever seen. [first line of song]
Additional title: My Georgia lady-love, my southern queen. [first line of chorus]
Emerson, Ida (Composer)
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar) (1878-1961) (Composer)
Sterling, Andrew B (b. 1874) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
African Americans -- Georgia -- 1800-1899
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content : Summary: The narrator is attracted to and loves Sue who is from Georgia; he plans to leave temporarily but knows that Sue will be faithful to him.

Content : On cover: Written and composed expressly for the New York Sunday World; published as the supplement to the New York Sunday World, Oct. 15, 1899.

Content : Cover design include drawing of an African American woman's face inside a sunflower.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Howard & Emerson.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 325aeec0-c595-012f-25ef-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Georgia lady-love" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Georgia lady-love" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 26, 2015.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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My Georgia lady-love