You'se nobody's baby but your mamma's

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Title
You'se nobody's baby but your mamma's
Additional title: Does you ask me who de chil is a-playin' roun' de floor? [first line of song]
Additional title: Youse nobody's baby but your mamma's. [first line of chorus]
Names
Thompson, George L. (b. 1875) (Singer)
Cruger, Dox. (Composer)
Randolph, C. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: The Manhattan Music Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American infants
African American fathers
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes photograph of Geo. L. Thompson.
Content: Cover design includes drawing of a scene outside of a house with an inclined roof; an African American woman is holding a steaming pot while an African American infant is crawling on the floor.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator, an African American father, describes the joy watching his infant son crawl on the floor.
Content: Dealer's stamp on rear cover: D.M. Williams & Co., 125th St. & 3rd Ave., New York.
Statement of responsibility: words by C. Randolph ; music by Dox Cruger.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f0d5d7c0-c595-012f-5d05-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You'se nobody's baby but your mamma's" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef0e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You'se nobody's baby but your mamma's" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 12, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef0e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). You'se nobody's baby but your mamma's Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef0e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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You'se nobody's baby but your mamma's