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My Black Bess / words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilzer.
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My Black Bess / words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilzer.  [When the silver moon is beaming, thro' the tree tops softly ...] (1899)

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Image Title

:  My Black Bess / words by Andrew B. Sterling ; music by Harry Von Tilzer.

Alternate Title(s)

: When the silver moon is beaming, thro' the tree tops softly gleaming. [first line of song] Title 2.) You're the sun shine of old Virginia my black Bess. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Sterling, Andrew B, b. 1874 -- Lyricist
Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: DeBonne, Theo. -- Singer
Forrester, Fannie, 19th cent. -- Singer

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 34 cm.

Notes

: Copyright date on cover: 1898; copyright date on first page of music: 1899. Note 2.) Cover design includes drawing of a hand holding an enveloped addressed to My black Bess. Note 3.) On cover: Sung with great success by Fannie, Forrester and DeBonne, Theo. Note 4.) Summary: The narrator expresses his love for Bess, asking will she kiss him.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256438

Record ID

: 609749

Digital Item Published

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

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