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Title
I've been dreaming of you baby
Additional title: I'se got a little lady, and her color's only shady [First line of song]
Additional title: Papa's Wife. I've been dreaming of you, Baby [uniform title]
Names
Sloane, F. J. (Lyricist)
Held, Anna (1877?-1918) (Actor)
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)
Sloane, A. Baldwin (Alfred Baldwin) (1872-1926) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American men
Older African American women
Courtship -- 1890-1899
Betrothal
Men's dreams
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Signature of former owner in pen on page 3: Bettina Nye.
Content: On cover: sung with great success by Anna Held in F. Ziegfeld Jr.'s production of "Papa's Wife."
Content: Photograph of Anna Held on cover.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry B. Smith and F.J. Sloane ; music by A.B. Sloane.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e917e130-c594-012f-489c-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

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I've been dreaming of you baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec19-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I've been dreaming of you baby" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec19-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). I've been dreaming of you baby Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec19-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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I've been dreaming of you baby