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Title
Only a little yaller coon
Additional title: Dah's a mighty heap ob truble brewin down in Tennessee. [first line]
Additional title: Sleeping by the fire in his mammy's arms. [first line of chorus]
Names
Shackford, Chas. (Lyricist)
Shackford, Chas. (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Central Publishing Company
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Tennessee
African American children's games
African Americans -- Race identity
Passing (Identity)
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: drawing of a black child.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Chas. Shackford.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8965e2a0-c591-012f-7dfe-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
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only a little yaller coon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7053ca77-4a1e-55dc-e040-e00a18066dc1

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Only a little yaller coon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 15, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7053ca77-4a1e-55dc-e040-e00a18066dc1

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). Only a little yaller coon Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7053ca77-4a1e-55dc-e040-e00a18066dc1

Wikipedia Citation

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Only a little yaller coon