Graveyard song

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Title
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]
Names
Speer, E. Lacy (Lyricist)
Bowers, Robert Hood (1877-1941) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: S. Brainard's Son Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Night
Graves
Ghosts
Fear
African Americans
Rabbit hunting
Genres
Scores
Notes
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
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 028b28c0-c598-012f-0246-58d385a7bc34
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

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Graveyard song" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fd71231-dd98-d0b3-e040-e00a18063bed

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Graveyard song" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 14, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fd71231-dd98-d0b3-e040-e00a18063bed

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). Graveyard song Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8fd71231-dd98-d0b3-e040-e00a18063bed

Wikipedia Citation

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Graveyard song