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Baby, baby
Additional title: Baby, baby, that is the name I love. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Lady Slavey. Baby, baby. [uniform title]
Additional title: Lovers are silly young things, you know, and I am as silly as any. [first line]
Kerker, Gustave (1857-1923) (Composer)
Morton, Hugh (1865-1916) (Lyricist)
Shamberg, Flora (Owner)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York ; London
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co. ; Francis, Day & Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Women domestics
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content : On cover: As produced by Canary and Lederer at the N.Y. Casino.

Content : Cover includes a drawing of a woman dressed as a housekeeper carrying a feather duster and pan. The upper portion of the cover is enveloped in a huge feather duster.

Content : Cover includes a list of songs in the musical The lady slavey.

Content : Signature of former owner on cover at top right: Flora Shamberg.

Content : Summary: The narrator has been engaged twice but loves to be called baby.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Hugh Morton ; music by Gustave Kerker.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: dff65ba0-c590-012f-5d49-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1857: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1923: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Baby, baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

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Baby, baby