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Mah moonlight Lou
Additional title: Oh come mah moonlight Lou. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Out in the moonlight I wait for you. [first line]
Campbell & Skinner (Lyricist)
Dillea, Herbert (Composer)
Daly, Lucy (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Expectation (Psychology)
Content: Dedication: Dedicated to our esteemed friend Mr. Edgar Richards.
Content: Descriptive subtitle: A sacred coon's serenade.
Content: On cover: An African American man on a roof playing a banjo. [caricature]
Content: On cover: Photograph of Lucy Daly.
Statement of responsibility: words by Campbell and Skinner ; music by Herbert Dillea.
Date: Copyright date: 1901
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82fe2a10-c598-012f-a7c4-58d385a7bc34
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: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mah moonlight Lou" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/939b221e-8521-5853-e040-e00a18060f6f

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Mah moonlight Lou" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 5, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/939b221e-8521-5853-e040-e00a18060f6f

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). Mah moonlight Lou Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/939b221e-8521-5853-e040-e00a18060f6f

Wikipedia Citation

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Mah moonlight Lou