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Title
Only a nigger baby
Additional title: Away down south, I chanced one day, to see a funeral start. [first line]
Additional title: it was only a nigger baby. [first line of chorus]
Names
Browne, Raymond A. (1871-1922 ) (Lyricist)
Browne, Raymond A. (1871-1922 ) (Composer)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co. ; Charles Sheard & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Children
African Americans
Death
Ballads, American
Racism
Mothers
Waltzes
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: [Mother and child.]
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Raymond A. Browne & Gussie L. Davis.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7ebbb800-c592-012f-e7d9-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1922: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only a nigger baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1826-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only a nigger baby" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 24, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1826-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). Only a nigger baby Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1826-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Only a nigger baby