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Hello ma baby
Additional title: I wonder who's kissing her now. Hello ma baby [uniform title]
Additional title: I'se got a little baby, but she's out of sight [first line of song]
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar) (1878-1961) (Lyricist)
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar) (1878-1961) (Composer)
Emerson, Ida (Lyricist)
Emerson, Ida (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Telephone lines
Courtship -- 1890-1899
Sheet music
Content: Cover illustration features one man and one woman, both in blackface, speaking on the telephone to eachother.
Statement of responsibility: by Howard and Emerson.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9689c8b0-c594-012f-92ea-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1878: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1961: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Hello ma baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Hello ma baby" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 23, 2017.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Hello ma baby Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Hello ma baby