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Additional title: 'Twas me dat nuss'd yo' chillen. [first line]
Additional title: Oh, Mammy! Oh, Mammy! Jes' hear dem chillen call. [first line of chorus]
Irwin, Flora (1858 or 9-1930) (Singer)
Alexander, Sigmund B. (Lyricist)
Hecht, Summit L. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Child rearing
Sheet music
Content: Descriptive subtitle: A southern croon.
Content: The widow Jones.
Content: On cover: drawing of a black woman.
Statement of responsibility: words by Sigmund B. Alexander ; music by Summit L. Hecht.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 526b4aa0-c592-012f-f632-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mammy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897.

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