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Additional title: Oh! come out mah love, I'm a-waitin' foh you heah. [first line of song]
Additional title: Oh! come to me love, I'm waitin' foh you. [first line of chorus]
Ryan, Elsa (Singer)
Loraine, William (b. 1869) (Composer)
Ranken, Frederic (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African American men
Content: On cover: Introduced with great success by Elsa Ryan in Pixley & Luder's new musical comedy King Dodo; cover includes photograph of Elsa Ryan.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, an African American man serenades Zamona, an African American woman, inviting her to come down and meet him.
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover: Novelty song with dance.
Content: Includes 16 bars of instrumental music (labeled banjoy) preceeding vocal part, presumably intended for dance music.
Statement of responsibility: words by Frederic Ranken ; music by William Loraine
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 84406da0-c599-012f-48ce-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Zamona" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Zamona" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 19, 2017.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). Zamona Retrieved from

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