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Tell me, dusky maiden
Additional title: Howdy do, I have for you a special invitation to a swell affair. [first line]
Additional title: Maiden believe me. [first line of chorus]
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) (Lyricist)
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Lyricist)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) (1873-1954) (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Love songs
Man-woman relationships
Sheet music
Content: Subtitle: A travesty.
Content: The sleeping beauty and the beast. [musical]
Content: On cover: Various fairytale-like characters. [illustration]
Statement of responsibility: words by J. W. Johnson Bob Cole ; music by Rosamund Johnson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2d1bca90-c599-012f-180b-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • : Place
  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Tell me, dusky maiden