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Title
Jes' ma li'l' black lamb
Additional title: Oh! de sun ama sinkin' over yonder in de wes', he's a pi'ntin' wid his finger to de sky [First line of song]
Additional title: You'se ma lil' black lamb, you'se ma baby [First line of chorus]
Names
Johnson, Alice (Composer)
Johnson, Alice (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: F.A. Mills
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American children's games
Lullabies -- United States
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design features pink flowers on green background with photograph of a woman in bottom left hand corner.
Content: On cover: darkey lullaby.
Content: Signature of former owner in pen in upper right-hand corner of cover: Leora Lehase [?]
Content: Stamp of Frankels Music Des Moines on title page.
Content: [Dedicated] To my mother.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Alice Johnson.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f31e90f0-c594-012f-7358-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Jes' ma li'l' black lamb" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebd0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Jes' ma li'l' black lamb" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 27, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebd0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Jes' ma li'l' black lamb Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ebd0-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Jes' ma li'l' black lamb