My own Manila Sue

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My own Manila Sue
Additional title: There's a charming little yellow gal who soon will be my bride. [first line of song]
Additional title: There's only one mulatto lady, she's a winner, she's my babe, this little yellow coated sinner. [first line of chorus]
Way, Earl C. (Lyricist)
Dillea, Herbert (Composer)
Johnson, Carroll (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans -- Women -- 1890-1899
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes two photographs of Carroll Johnson, one portrait, and one full-length in blackface and costume.
Content: Summary: Using a small number of stereotyped words, the narrator praises his African American girlfriend.
Content: On cover: Introduced with great success by the "Beau Brummell of minstrelsy" Mr. Carroll Johnson.
Statement of responsibility: words by Earl Way ; music by Herbert Dillea.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 47d6f3f0-c595-012f-7b89-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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My own Manila Sue