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You'se the only dumpling in the stew / words and music by James R. Homer.
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You'se the only dumpling in the stew / words and music by James R. Homer.  [Susan I loves you, indeed I do. [first line of chorus]] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  You'se the only dumpling in the stew / words and music by James R. Homer.

Alternate Title(s)

: Susan I loves you, indeed I do. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) Susana am ma baby, ma own colored lady. [first line of song]

Creator(s)

: Homer, James R. -- Composer
Homer, James R. -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Fitzgibbon, Dave -- Arranger
Armstrong, Joseph -- Singer
Miller, Ralph W. -- Dedicatee

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes caricature of an African American man in the woods, stirring a pot of stew suspended on a cooking tripod; a tent is in the background. Note 2.) Dedication on cover at top center: To Ralph W. Miller. Note 3.) On cover: Sung with great success by Joseph Armstrong. Note 4.) Summary: Using stereotyped language, The narrator, an African American man, describes how he got into a fight that alienated his girlfriend Susan who wanted to leave him; the narrator pleads with her to stay professing love;

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256725

Record ID

: 609486

Digital Item Published

: 6-1-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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