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Title
Honey on my lips
Additional title: De sunlight shines for de cornfield coon, de starlight cuts no figgah. [first line]
Additional title: Honey on er my lips I love yo'. [first line of chorus]
Names
Trevathan, Charles E. (Composer)
Trevathan, Charles E. (Lyricist)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Singer)
Chickering, Elmer (Photographer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Boston ; New York ; Chicago
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Poor African Americans
Honey
Sexual attraction
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom center: G. Schirmer, 35 Union Square, New York.
Content: Summary: In ethnic stereotyped dialect, the narrator admires his girlfriend, comparing her to honey of a bee and peach.
Content: On cover: Plantation song...sung by May Irwin. Cover includes photograph of May Irwin by Elmer Chickering.
Content: Former owner's stamp on cover at top right: The Grand Hotel, Limited, Yokohama, Bund 18 19 20.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Charles E. Trevathan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1f0a7c40-c591-012f-cb2c-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

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Honey on my lips" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc69-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Honey on my lips" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc69-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Honey on my lips Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc69-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Honey on my lips