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Title
My gal Viola
Additional title: I haven't slept for more than a week, the reason to you I will tell. [first line of song]
Additional title: My gal Viola, that nigger stole her. [first line of chorus]
Names
DeMar, Carrie (Singer)
Hart, Joseph (1858-1921) (Composer)
Hart, Joseph (1858-1921) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Weber, Fields & Stromberg
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Hypnotists
African Americans
Hypnotism
African Americans -- Women -- 1890-1899
Desertion
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of stereotyped images of an African American man hypnotizing an African American woman by placing his hands on her forehead.
Content: Summary: The African American narrator tells of another man who hypnotized his girlfriend Viola, and now Viola only follows this new boyfriend.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Carrie De Mar. Includes reproduction of a signed photograph of Carrie DeMar.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Joseph Hart.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 318fd390-c595-012f-94d7-58d385a7bc34
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. "My gal Viola" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f044-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My gal Viola" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f044-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). My gal Viola Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f044-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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My gal Viola