Stay in your own backyard

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Title
Stay in your own backyard
Additional title: Lilac trees a blooming in the corner, by the gate, Mammy in the little cabin door. [first line of song]
Additional title: Now honey, yo' stay in yo' own back yard. [first line of chorus]
Names
Kennett, Karl (Lyricist)
Udall, Lyn (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago ; [etc.]
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Dogs
African Americans -- Segregation
Mothers and sons
African Americans -- Children -- 1890-1899
Children -- Death
Pathos
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, an African American child cries as he sees white children playing in front of his house, knowing that he can't play with them; his mother tries to console him by reminding him not to mind; eventually the African American child dies, while the mother must still console herself with her words to her child.
Content: On cover: Negro ballad.
Statement of responsibility: words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9fb2b820-c595-012f-1884-58d385a7bc34
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. "Stay in your own backyard" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef86-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Stay in your own backyard" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef86-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Stay in your own backyard Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef86-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Stay in your own backyard