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The Dixie kid
Additional title: K-i-d, k-i-d, dat's the way to spell it. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Mouth a wide open, eyes a shut tight. [first line]
Buck, Richard Henry (1870-1956) (Lyricist)
Geibel, Adam (1855-1933) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1898

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Date Issued: 1898
Place: Boston ; New York ; Chicago
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
African American children
African American children's games
Sheet music
Content: Descriptive subtitle: Plantation song.
Statement of responsibility: words by Richard Henry Buck ; music by Adam Geibel.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fee39400-c592-012f-b61a-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1898: Issued
  • 1956: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Dixie kid" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898 - 1898.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The Dixie kid" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 8, 2016.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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The Dixie kid