Mammy's kinky-headed coon

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Mammy's kinky-headed coon
Additional title: Evening shades are falling, Mammy she is calling to her little kinky - headed boy [First line of song]
Additional title: Go to sleep, my little charm, I will keep you from all harm [First line of chorus]
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Composer)
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Lyricist)
Gaskin, Geo. J. (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Wm. C. Dunn & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African American infants
African American mothers
Mothers and sons
Lullabies -- United States
Love, Maternal
Sheet music
Content: Signed photograph of Geo. J. Gaskin on cover.
Content: Cover illustration features an African American mother sitting in a parlor chair holding her infant boy in her lap.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Harry Von Tilzer.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 16426160-c595-012f-c827-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1872: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1946: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mammy's kinky-headed coon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

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Mammy's kinky-headed coon