My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you

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Title
My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you
Additional title: My Hannah lady, I do love you, there aint no baby so good and true. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Way down in Lou'siana, there lives a yaller gal, de folks all call her Hannah. [first line of song]
Names
Franklin, Irene (Singer)
Lee, J. B. (Owner)
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Composer)
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Lyricist)
Shaw, Alma (Dedicatee)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
African Americans -- Louisiana
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Cover design includes a photograph of Irene Franklin with the caption: Dainty Irene Franklin.
Content: Signature of former owner on cover at upper right corner: J.B. Lee.
Content: Summary: Hannah (real name Sal) is an attractive African American woman from Louisiana who the narrator loves; he starts out poor but goes north, gains money, and intends to come back to Louisiana to marry Hannah.
Content: Dedication above caption title: Respectfully dedicated to my little friend Alma Shaw.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Dave Reed, Jr.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 34f1cf10-c595-012f-8bc3-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f049-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f049-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f049-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you