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Honey meet me do
Additional title: Don't you pester I'se yo own Sylvester. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Night has come, and de little stars are blinkin, honey meet me, honey do. [first line]
Aronson, Rudolph (1856-1919) (Composer)
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Lyricist)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Boston
Publisher: Oliver Ditson Company
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Dating (Social custom)
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Composed for and dedicated to Miss May Irwin. Cover includes a photograph of May Irwin. Cover also includes drawing of cherubs, 2 of which hold up photograph of May Irwin.
Content: Summary: In stereotyped language, the narrator of the song asks for a rendezvous with the woman of his affection; 2 succeeding verses depict 2 other men seeking a rendezvous with their girlfriends.
Statement of responsibility: words by Dave Reed Jr. ; music by Rudolph Aronson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1e602020-c591-012f-7dcf-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1856: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Honey meet me do" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Honey meet me do" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2016.

APA Format

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Honey meet me do