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Say you love me Sue / words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.
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Say you love me Sue / words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.  [Down upon the Mississippi in de good ole days ob yore. [firs...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  Say you love me Sue / words by Harry B. Smith ; music by John Stromberg.

Alternate Title(s)

: Down upon the Mississippi in de good ole days ob yore. [first line of song] Title 2.) Underneath your window, Susie I am waitin'. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Smith, Harry Bache, 1860-1936 -- Lyricist
Stromberg, John, 1853-1902 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Dailey, Peter F. -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 8 p. ; 34 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes drawing of an African American man (i.e. blackface) wearing a straw hat and holding a cane while he speaks to a woman on the second floor of a private home. Note 2.) On cover: Peter F. Dailey's latest success as sung at Weber & Field's Broaddway Music Hall. Cover includes photograph of Peter F. Dailey. Note 3.) Summary: Using stereotyped African American language, the narrator describes times after the Civil war when an African American would work hard farming cotton, then finish and serenade his girlfriend; today all African Americans are swells, and wear fine clothes, but this man still comes to his Sue and serenades her.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256567

Record ID

: 609616

Digital Item Published

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

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