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Hush my little coon
Additional title: De silb'ry moon am shining bright, hush my birdie, hush my baby. [first line]
Additional title: Hush! my love, my baby, my honey. [first line of chorus]
Wheeler, Jos. W. (Composer)
Wheeler, Jos. W. (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Boston
Publisher: Geo. W. Setchell
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Lullabies -- United States
Mothers & children
Sheet music
Content: Summary: A lullaby using stereotypes of African American language.
Content: Published as a supplement to the Sunday World, Sunday, March 4, 1898.
Content: Cover includes a drawing of a ethnic stereotype images of an African American woman holding a child.
Statement of responsibility: by Jos. W. Wheeler.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 23889a70-c591-012f-d4e6-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Hush my little coon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Hush my little coon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2016.

APA Format

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Hush my little coon