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Baby's song
Additional title: Being a mamma's blessing, being an auntie's joy. [first line]
Additional title: 'm mamma's little baby, and papa's baby too. [first line]
Additional title: Tis nice to be a baby, and have such pretty things. [first line of chorus]
Pidgin, Charles Felton (1844-1923) (Lyricist)
Johnston, Elsie Brooks (Dedicatee)
Wheeler, J. W. (James W.) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1891

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1891
Date Issued: 1891
Place: Boston, Mass.
Publisher: Chas. W. Blake & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Children's songs
Sheet music
Content: Contains instrumental waltz at conclusion of song.
Content: Cover illustration shows a facial portrait of a young woman.
Content: Dedication on t.p..: To Miss Elsie Brooks Johnson, Washington, D.C.
Statement of responsibility: words by Chas. F. Pidgin ; music by J.W. Wheeler.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 83075d70-c58d-012f-eb9b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1844: Creator Born
  • 1891: Issued
  • 1923: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Baby's song" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1891 - 1891.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Baby's song" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 22, 2017.

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Baby's song