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Won't you take me back to Dixie / words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Edw. B. Marks and Geo. Rosey.
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Won't you take me back to Dixie / words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Edw. B. Marks and Geo. Rosey.  [At a New York steamboat landing, sat a darkey, old and gray....] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  Won't you take me back to Dixie / words by Gussie L. Davis ; music by Edw. B. Marks and Geo. Rosey.

Alternate Title(s)

: At a New York steamboat landing, sat a darkey, old and gray. [first line of song] Title 2.) Won't you take me back to Dixie? [first line of chorus]

Creator

: Davis, Gussie L., 1863-1899 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Franklin, Irene -- Singer
Rosey, Geo. (George) -- Arranger
Marks, Edward B. (Edward Bennett), 1865-1945 -- Arranger

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 8 p. ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes drawing of a steamboat with passengers near a shore landing, with onlookers. Note 2.) Cover includes photograph of Irene Franklin with the caption: the petite vocalist, Irene Franklin. Note 3.) Summary: At a riverboat landing in New York, a young white man thinks he recognizes an elderly African American. The elderly African American (named Ned) tells the young man he was his father's slave; he asks the white man how is his (Ned's) family which still live on the plantation, and expresses the desire to return to Dixie; as they speak, onlookers cry; the white man says that everyone is ok, and that his father would be delighted to h ....
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Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256696

Record ID

: 609498

Digital Item Published

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

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