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Title
Sleep, li'l shile, go sleep
Additional title: De night am long an 'de col' win' roar. [first line]
Additional title: Mowo mowo owo owo! [first line of chorus]
Names
Bristow, Frank L. (b. 1844) (Composer)
Hobart, George V. (George Vere), 1867-1926 (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1900

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Place: Cincinnati
Publisher: The Geo. B. Jennings Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Death
Cradles
African Americans
Lullabies -- United States
Mothers & children
Pathos
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: African American woman with a child in cradle.
Content: Dedication on cover: To my friend Mr. Harry Giovannoli, Danville, KY.
Statement of responsibility: words by G.V. Hobart ; music by Frank L. Bristow.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 316da180-c597-012f-3e5b-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

  • 1900: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sleep, li'l shile, go sleep" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8912b4f9-c2dd-0164-e040-e00a18062eb8

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Sleep, li'l shile, go sleep" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 5, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8912b4f9-c2dd-0164-e040-e00a18062eb8

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1900). Sleep, li'l shile, go sleep Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8912b4f9-c2dd-0164-e040-e00a18062eb8

Wikipedia Citation

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Sleep, li'l shile, go sleep