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Baby, baby
Additional title: Baby, baby, that is the name I love. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Lady Slavey. Baby, baby. [uniform title]
Additional title: Lovers are silly young things, you know, and I am as silly as any. [first line]
Kerker, Gustave, 1857-1923 (Composer)
Morton, Hugh, 1865-1916 (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co. ; Francis, Day & Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Women domestics
Man-woman relationships
Content: Cover includes a drawing of a woman dressed as a housekeeper carrying a feather duster and pan. The upper portion of the cover is enveloped in a huge feather duster.
Content: Cover includes a list of songs in the musical The lady slavey.
Content: Left and top edge of cover discolored.
Content: On cover: As produced by Canary and Lederer at the N.Y. Casino.
Content: Summary: The narrator has been engaged twice but loves to be called baby.
Statement of responsibility: words by Hugh Morton ; music by Gustave Kerker.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21757455
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e0bb4d30-c590-012f-1f7e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1857: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1923: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Baby, baby" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Baby, baby" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 14, 2024.

APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Baby, baby