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Title
Won't you take me back to Dixie
Additional title: At a New York steamboat landing, sat a darkey, old and gray. [first line of song]
Additional title: Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus]
Names
Rosey, Geo. (George) (Arranger)
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett) (1865-1945) (Arranger)
Falke, Charles (Singer)
Davis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Steamboats -- American
Separation (Psychology)
African American men
Pathos
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of a steamboat with passengers near a shore landing, with onlookers.
Content: Summary: At a riverboat landing in New York, a young white man thinks he recognizes an elderly African American. The elderly African American (named Ned) tells the young man he was his father's slave; he asks the white man how is his (Ned's) family which still live on the plantation, and expresses the desire to return to Dixie; as they speak, onlookers cry; the white man says that everyone is ok, and that his father would be delighted to have Ned return.
Content: Cover includes photograph of Charles Falke.
Statement of responsibility: words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Edw. B. Marks and Geo. Rosey.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dbcf82e0-c595-012f-f818-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Won't you take me back to Dixie" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Won't you take me back to Dixie" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 21, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Won't you take me back to Dixie Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef40-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Won't you take me back to Dixie