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My gal Viola / words and music by Joseph Hart.
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Image ID: 1256446

My gal Viola / words and music by Joseph Hart.  [I haven't slept for more than a week, the reason to you I wi...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  My gal Viola / words and music by Joseph Hart.

Alternate Title(s)

: I haven't slept for more than a week, the reason to you I will tell. [first line of song] Title 2.) My gal Viola, that nigger stole her. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Hart, Joseph, 1858-1921 -- Lyricist
Hart, Joseph, 1858-1921 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: DeMar, Carrie -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 8 p. ; 35 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes drawing of stereotyped images of an African American man hypnotizing an African American woman by placing his hands on her forehead. Note 2.) On cover: Sung with great success by Carrie De Mar. Includes reproduction of a signed photograph of Carrie DeMar. Note 3.) Summary: The African American narrator tells of another man who hypnotized his girlfriend Viola, and now Viola only follows this new boyfriend.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256446

Record ID

: 609757

Digital Item Published

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

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