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My Sambo
Additional title: I got a beau, I love him so. [first line]
Additional title: Sambo! Sambo! Sambo! Sambo! [first line of chorus]
Ranken, Frederic (Lyricist)
Witmark, Isidore (1871-1941) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Minstrel shows
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Women dancing in a chorus line. [illustration]
Content: The Chaperons. [musical]
Statement of responsibility: words by Frederic Ranken ; music by Isidore Witmark.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ba978cd0-c598-012f-71b6-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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My Sambo