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Graveyard song
Additional title: Holy Moses, 'deed I know, Mistah Ghos' huntin' niggahs lemme go. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: In de ole graveyahd as de midnight moon am shinin'. [first line]
Speer, E. Lacy (Lyricist)
Bowers, Robert Hood (1877-1941) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: S. Brainard's Son Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Rabbit hunting
Sheet music
Content: On cover: An African American man in a graveyard at night. [illustration]
Statement of responsibility: words by Edgar Lacy Speer ; music by Robert Hood Bowers.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 028b28c0-c598-012f-0246-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Graveyard song