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Title
Little yaller boy
Additional title: Eatin' a piece of watermilyum, on der rail fence over yonder. [first line]
Additional title: I wants to hold yer right on my knee. [first line of chorus]
Names
Morton, Hugh (1865-1916) (Lyricist)
Kerker, Gustave (1857-1923) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1898

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans
Mothers & children
Truthfulness and falsehood
Larceny
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Descriptive subtitle: Negro song.
Content: Musical supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser. April 3, 1898.
Content: On cover: Two white ladies with a black baby.
Statement of responsibility: words by Hugh Morton ; music by Gustave Kerker.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 685dea10-c593-012f-3856-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1865: Creator Born
  • 1898: Issued
  • 1916: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little yaller boy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f08f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Little yaller boy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f08f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1898). Little yaller boy Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f08f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Little yaller boy