Way down yonder in the cornfield : Alabama

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Title
Way down yonder in the cornfield : Alabama
Additional title: I saw a field of cotton and faces long forgotton. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I was far away from home, I was far across the foam. [first line of song]
Names
Cobb, Will D. (1876-1930) (Composer)
Cobb, Will D. (1876-1930) (Lyricist)
Edwards, Gus (1879-1945) (Composer)
Edwards, Gus (1879-1945) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1915
Place: New York
Publisher: Maurice Richmond Music
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Alabama
Reminiscing
Homesickness
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes a lyre against a sun and flora.
Content: Summary: A man standing on a pier looks at a boat named Alabama and reminisces about his home plantation; the ship's captain offers to take him back home and he returns to his plantation.
Statement of responsibility: by Cobb and Edwards
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 57272210-c599-012f-69fb-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

  • 1876: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1901: Issued
  • 1930: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Way down yonder in the cornfield : Alabama" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/979ef032-41cc-c1c8-e040-e00a180650ff

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Way down yonder in the cornfield : Alabama" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/979ef032-41cc-c1c8-e040-e00a180650ff

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). Way down yonder in the cornfield : Alabama Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/979ef032-41cc-c1c8-e040-e00a180650ff

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Way down yonder in the cornfield : Alabama