Be ma honey gal

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Be ma honey gal
Additional title: Be ma honey gal, ma little Susiennah. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Down in sunny Alabama. [first line]
Waters, Safford (Lyricist)
Waters, Safford (Composer)
Carus, Emma (1878-1927) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1898

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Date Issued: 1898
Place: New York
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Man-woman relationships
Sexual attraction
Sheet music
Content: On cover: African american couple walking along the shore.
Content: Subtitle: Susieannah.
Content: On cover: Emma Carus.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Safford Waters.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d9d4a040-c592-012f-57de-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1898: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Be ma honey gal