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Little cotton dolly
Additional title: Hush! Hush! my little cotton dolly. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Once dar was a baby coon, 'way down in Souf Carolina, Coon! Coon! Coon!
Buck, Richard Henry (1870-1956) (Lyricist)
Geibel, Adam (1855-1933) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: Jerry Vogel Music Co., Inc.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
South Carolina
African American parents
Sheet music
Content: Descriptive subtitle: Plantation lullaby.
Content: On cover: drawing of a woman holding a baby.
Statement of responsibility: words by Richard Henry Buck ; music by Adam Geibel.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4373fc20-c592-012f-95b5-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1956: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little cotton dolly" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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Little cotton dolly