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Honey on my lips / words and music by Charles E. Trevathan.
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Image ID: 1165881

Honey on my lips / words and music by Charles E. Trevathan.  [De sunlight shines for de cornfield coon, de starlight cuts ...] ([c1896])

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Image Title

:  Honey on my lips / words and music by Charles E. Trevathan.

Alternate Title(s)

: De sunlight shines for de cornfield coon, de starlight cuts no figgah. [first line] Title 2.) Honey on er my lips I love yo'. [first line of chorus] Title 3.) Swell Mrs. Fitzswell. Honey on my lips. [uniform title]

Creator(s)

: Trevathan, Charles E. -- Composer
Trevathan, Charles E. -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Irwin, May, 1862-1938 -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1896]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Pages 2-4 contains various ethnic stereotype caricatures by Ed Rohr Meth. in the margins of the music. Note 2.) Dealer's stamp on cover at top center: From W. H. Leonard, news, dealer & stationer, 91 Congress St., Troy, N.Y. Note 3.) On cover: Sung by May Irwin in The swell Mrs. Fitzswell. Includes a photograph of May Irwin hugging a standing African American infant. Note 4.) Printed as the musical supplement to the New York Journal & Advertiser, Feb. 6th 1898, edited by Reginald De Koven. Note 5.) Summary: In ethnic stereotyped dialect, the narrator admires his girlfriend, comparing her to honey of a bee and peach.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1896

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division

Digital ID

: 1165881

Record ID

: 464107

Digital Item Published

: 11-17-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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