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Source:   Sheet music, 1897

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At a Georgia campmeeting / by Kerry Mills.

Image ID: 1165435

At a Georgia campmeeting / by Kerry Mills.  [A camp-meeting took place, by the colored race. [first line]] ([c1897])

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Image Title

:  At a Georgia campmeeting / by Kerry Mills.

Alternate Title(s)

: A camp-meeting took place, by the colored race. [first line] Title 2.) When that band of darkies began to play. [first line of chorus]


: Mills, Kerry, 1869-1948 -- Lyricist
Mills, Kerry, 1869-1948 -- Composer

Published Date

: [c1897]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.


: Cover includes a drawing a clearing within a forest; a tent is in the background; in the foreground an African American man and woman bowing to each other before engaging in dance; behind them are several other couples in various stages of dancing. Note 2.) Descriptive subtitle below caption title: A song in black. Note 3.) On cover: A characteristic march which can be used effectively as a two-step, polka or cake walk. Note 4.) Summary: African Americans of various characteristics gather for a camp meeting; after the meeting a hired band plays which made them happy; the music and the dancing were so nice the preacher did not think it was a sin.


: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1897


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

Digital ID

: 1165435

Record ID

: 464380

Digital Item Published

: 4-2-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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