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Louisiana Lize
Additional title: All de time I'm working I'm a thinking 'bout my darling, down de ribber, cross de way [First line of song]
Additional title: I wonder if she really loves me, I'd like to know [First line of chorus]
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) (Composer)
Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) (Lyricist)
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Composer)
Harlley, Francis (Singer)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) (1873-1954) (Composer)
Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) (1873-1954) (Lyricist)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Jos. W. Stern & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African American men
Older African American women
Interpersonal relations
Courtship -- 1890-1899
Content: Cover illustration features a full moon reflecting on a lake with blue background.
Content: Photograph of Francis Harlley, "prima donna soprano," on cover.
Statement of responsibility: composed by Bob Cole; words and music [edited] by J.W. and Rosamond Johnson.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 05cf6320-c595-012f-fb63-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Louisiana Lize" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Louisiana Lize" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 27, 2020.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Louisiana Lize Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Louisiana Lize