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Little cotton dolly
Additional title: Hush! Hush! my little cotton dolly. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Once dar was a baby coon, 'way down in Souf Carolina, Coon! Coon! Coon!
Buck, Richard Henry (1870-1956) (Lyricist)
Geibel, Adam (1855-1933) (Composer)
Rush, Isadore (Singer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: Boston ; New York ; Chicago
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Poor African Americans
South Carolina
African American parents
Content: Descriptive subtitle: Plantation lullaby.
Content: On cover: picture of Isadore Rush.
Content: Dedication: composed expressly for and respectfully dedicated to Miss Isadore Rush.
Statement of responsibility: words by Richard Henry Buck ; music by Adam Geibel.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 429dc950-c592-012f-89b2-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1956: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little cotton dolly" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-17d4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little cotton dolly" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 13, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-17d4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). Little cotton dolly Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-17d4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Little cotton dolly