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Title
Priscilla
Additional title: Priscilla! be ma honey, I ain't got any money. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Stars are lookin' sleepy I'm a sleepy too, Priscilla, listen, do! [first line of song]
Names
Lamb, Arthur J. (1870-1928) (Lyricist)
Schleiffarth, George (d. 1921) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1901, c1899
Place: Chicago
Publisher: The Albright Music Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Winter
Poor African Americans
Rivers -- United States -- 1800-1899
Sexual attraction
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: For soprano or tenor.
Content: Summary: Using ethnically stereotyped language, the (apparently African American) narrator professes his love for Priscilla.
Content: Cover design includes drawing of house along a river with cotton growing.
Content: Subtitle on cover and below caption title: An Ethiopian serenade.
Statement of responsibility: words by Arthur J. Lamb, music by Geo. Schleiffarth
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 76415230-c595-012f-34ff-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
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1928: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Priscilla" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1901, c1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c0c7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Priscilla" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 24, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c0c7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1901, c1899). Priscilla Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-c0c7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Priscilla