Sheet Music, 1834-1899


Gussie L. Davis


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MUM00682, 0447


Cover: photo of Chase E. Foreman; Publisher: Hamilton S. Gordon (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 19th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format


Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
While tonight I sit reflecting over mem'ries of the past, My thoughts turn to the Lousiana Shore; There my heart first found its happiness and may it ever last, Oh, that little girl I'll love forever more. When e'er I think of angels then I seem to see her face, There never beat a heart so fond and true; And when I left the sunny South, right there I left my heart, She's the sunlight of my life my Creole Sue.
My Creole Sue, How I love you, I love you still, And always will, I sigh for you, I do, I do And my thoughts are all of you my Creole Sue.
Second verse
Through life's journey I have never seen a face to me so fair, I've never heard a voice that sound so sweet; And I oft' think of the moonlight nights that I spent with her there. For with her my happiness was quite complete. A memory still haunts me and no matter where I roam, Her words will linger in my ear through life; One night she whispered softly, Oh, I love you, yes I do, And I promise you some day to be your wife.

Content Disclaimer

The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.

My Creole Sue / words by Gussie L. Davis



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