Won't you take me back to DixieAdditional 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]
NamesDavis, Gussie L. (1863-1899) (Composer)Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett) (1865-1945) (Arranger)Rosey, Geo. (George) (Arranger)Franklin, Irene (Singer)
American popular songs
Sheet music, 1899
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1899Date Issued: 1899Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locationsMusic Division
TopicsSongsSteamboats -- AmericanSeparation (Psychology)African American menPathos
NotesContent: Cover design includes drawing of a steamboat with passengers near a shore landing, with onlookers.Content: Cover includes photograph of Irene Franklin with the caption: the petite vocalist, Irene Franklin.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.Statement of responsibility: words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Edw. B. Marks and Geo. Rosey.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 8 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of ResourceNotated music
IdentifiersUniversal Unique Identifier (UUID): dcb31000-c595-012f-4bb0-58d385a7bc34
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