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Title
I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby
Additional title: A coon he left his happy home to go upon the stage. [first line]
Additional title: Well I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby. [first line of chorus]
Names
Cohan, George M. (George Michael) (1878-1942) (Lyricist)
Cohan, George M. (George Michael) (1878-1942) (Composer)
The Rays (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1898

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Date Issued: 1898
Place: New York
Publisher: George L. Spaulding
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Telegraph
African Americans
Jails
Minstrel shows
Desertion
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Descriptive subtitle: Coon song.
Content: On cover: The Rays.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Geo. M. Cohan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d492b80-c593-012f-9872-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1878: Creator Born
  • 1898: Issued
  • 1942: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898 - 1898. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c0a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 25, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c0a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1898 - 1898). I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c0a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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I guess I'll have to telegraph my baby