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Down on the Ohio
Additional title: Away down South in spring, when de birds begin to sing. [first line]
Additional title: Hush a bye my baby your mammy'll soon be nigh. [first line of chorus]
Kingsley, Edith (Composer)
Kingsley, Edith (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: St. Louis
Publisher: Thiebes-Stierlin Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Ohio River
African Americans
River boats
Sheet music
Content: Chorus adds chorus of alto, tenor, and bass to vocal and piano parts.
Content: Cover includes photograph of Edith Kingsley with a reproduction of her signature.
Content: Each page of music contains illustrations of ethnic stereotyped African Americans and river scenes.
Content: Summary: In ethnic stereotyped language, a father enjoys showing his son the enjoyment of living near the Ohio river.
Content: Cover (inside the D of the title) contains drawing of a river boat.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Edith Kingsley.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0a4e2010-c591-012f-55e7-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down on the Ohio" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Down on the Ohio" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2016.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Down on the Ohio Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Down on the Ohio