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My blackbird / words and music by Barney Fagan.

Image ID: 1256439

My blackbird / words and music by Barney Fagan.  [My blackbird, my dainty blackbird. [first line of chorus]] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  My blackbird / words and music by Barney Fagan.

Alternate Title(s)

: My blackbird, my dainty blackbird. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) There is extensive preparation going on, for Neeson Brewster's moonlight gambol on his lawn. [first line of song]


: Starmer -- Illustrator
Fagan, Barney -- Lyricist
Fagan, Barney -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Wall, Jimmy -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 35 cm.


: Cover design by Starmer includes drawing of a stereotyped image of an African American woman, dressed in frock and hat, with a blackbird perched on her right hand. Note 2.) Cover includes 3 thumbnail photographs of Jimmy Wall, 2 of them in blackface, with the caption: Yours, Jimmy Wall. Note 3.) Subtitle on cover: A dainty coon song. Note 4.) Summary: Neeson Brewster is having a dance at which his daughter will come out as a debutante; the narrator is her suitor and adores her.


: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899


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

Digital ID

: 1256439

Record ID

: 609750

Digital Item Published

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

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