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Title
My Georgia lady-love
Additional title: I love a little brown-eyed queen, the nicest gal you ever seen. [first line of song]
Additional title: My Georgia lady-love, my southern queen. [first line of chorus]
Names
Emerson, Ida (Composer)
Howard, Joseph E. (Joseph Edgar) (1878-1961) (Composer)
Sterling, Andrew B (b. 1874) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans
African Americans -- Georgia -- 1800-1899
Sexual attraction
Trust
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: The narrator is attracted to and loves Sue who is from Georgia; he plans to leave temporarily but knows that Sue will be faithful to him.
Content: On cover: Written and composed expressly for the New York Sunday World; published as the supplement to the New York Sunday World, Oct. 15, 1899.
Content: Cover design include drawing of an African American woman's face inside a sunflower.
Statement of responsibility: words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Howard & Emerson.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 325aeec0-c595-012f-25ef-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 Georgia lady-love" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f045-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My Georgia lady-love" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 22, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f045-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). My Georgia lady-love Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f045-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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My Georgia lady-love