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Title
My castle on the Nile
Additional title: Dere ain't no use in try'n to rise up in de social scale. [first line]
Additional title: In my castle on the river Nile. [first line of chorus]
Names
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) (Lyricist)
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Lyricist)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) (1873-1954) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Nile River
African Americans
Lifestyles
Social classes
Castles & palaces
Royal weddings
Class consciousness
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: A castle on a river bank. [illustration]
Statement of responsibility: words by J. W. Johnson ; music by Rosamund Johnson.
Date: Copyright date: 1901
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a9f5f020-c598-012f-3f5e-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

  • 1871: Creator Born
  • 1901: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My castle on the Nile" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/94b72606-5aa9-1205-e040-e00a1806094e

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "My castle on the Nile" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 9, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/94b72606-5aa9-1205-e040-e00a1806094e

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). My castle on the Nile Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/94b72606-5aa9-1205-e040-e00a1806094e

Wikipedia Citation

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My castle on the Nile