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My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you / words and music by Dave Reed, Jr.
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Image ID: 1256451

My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you / words and music by Dave Reed, Jr.  [My Hannah lady, I do love you, there aint no baby so good an...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  My Hannah lady, whose black baby is you / words and music by Dave Reed, Jr.

Alternate Title(s)

: My Hannah lady, I do love you, there aint no baby so good and true. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) Way down in Lou'siana, there lives a yaller gal, de folks all call her Hannah. [first line of song]

Creator

: Reed, David, 1872-1946 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Reed, David, 1872-1946 -- Lyricist
Lee, J. B. -- Owner
Franklin, Irene -- Singer
Shaw, Alma -- Dedicatee

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 8 p. ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes a photograph of Irene Franklin with the caption: Dainty Irene Franklin. Note 2.) Dedication above caption title: Respectfully dedicated to my little friend Alma Shaw. Note 3.) Signature of former owner on cover at upper right corner: J.B. Lee. Note 4.) Summary: Hannah (real name Sal) is an attractive African American woman from Louisiana who the narrator loves; he starts out poor but goes north, gains money, and intends to come back to Louisiana to marry Hannah.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256451

Record ID

: 609762

Digital Item Published

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

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