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Stay in your own backyard / words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall.
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Stay in your own backyard / words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall.  [Lilac trees a blooming in the corner, by the gate, Mammy in ...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  Stay in your own backyard / words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall.

Alternate Title(s)

: Lilac trees a blooming in the corner, by the gate, Mammy in the little cabin door. [first line of song] Title 2.) Now honey, yo' stay in yo' own back yard. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Udall, Lyn -- Composer
Kennett, Karl -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Dresser, Louise, 1878-1965 -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 35 cm.

Notes

: Former owner has penciled in instructions on page containing the chorus. Note 2.) Cover design includes drawing of a group of 5 white children playing, accompanied with a dog; in the middle ground is a wooden fence surrounding a house; at the gate of the fence is an African American child with a pointed hat and dog, with an expressing of surprise; the two dogs look longingly at one another; in the background is a house with an African American woman looking after her child. Note 3.) On cover: Sung with great success by Louise Dresser. Cover includes thumbnail photograph of Louise Dresser. Note 4.) Subtitle on cover: Pathetic ballad & refrain. Note 5.) Summary: Using stereotyped language, an African American child cries as he sees white children playing in front of his house, knowing that he can't play with them; his mother tries to console him by reminding him not to mind; eventually the African American child dies, while the mother must still console herself with her words to her child.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256601

Record ID

: 609650

Digital Item Published

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

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