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Title
Close dat eye (a negro lullaby)
Additional title: Down upon the old plantation in Virginny. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Night shades creepin' an' day am gone. [first line]
Names
MacSweeny, Jack P. (Lyricist)
Smith, Lee Orean (1874-1942) (Composer)
Rother, Florence (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Vandersloot Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African American families
African American infants
African Americans
Nature
Lullabies -- United States
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: Photograph of Florence Rother.
Content: On cover: Silhouette of an African American family at home. [caricature]
Statement of responsibility: words by Jack P. MacSweeny ; music by Lee Orean Smith.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c463ac70-c597-012f-cbea-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Close dat eye (a negro lullaby)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8df45def-6f6d-4d4a-e040-e00a180641fb

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Close dat eye (a negro lullaby)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 30, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8df45def-6f6d-4d4a-e040-e00a180641fb

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. Close dat eye (a negro lullaby) Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8df45def-6f6d-4d4a-e040-e00a180641fb

Wikipedia Citation

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Close dat eye (a negro lullaby)