Once more take me to "Virginny"

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Title
Once more take me to "Virginny"
Additional title: Once more take me to Virginny, let me see de fields ob wavin' corn. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Way down on de ole plantation where I spent my childhoods hours. [first line of song]
Names
Wheeler, J. W. (James W.) (Composer)
Melvin, Harry (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Boston, Mass.
Publisher: Atlantic Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans -- Virginia
Reminiscing
African Americans -- Social life
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: "Professional copy" - lacking cover.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language of an African American, the narrator describes the plantation on which he grew up in Virginia, where all "colored folks" were happy; he recalls the meetings and other attributes of life there.
Statement of responsibility: words by Harry Melvin ; music by J.W. Wheeler.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c5ef180-c595-012f-7cf1-58d385a7bc34
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. "Once more take me to "Virginny"" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f029-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Once more take me to "Virginny"" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f029-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Once more take me to "Virginny" Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f029-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Once more take me to "Virginny"