Cover: drawing of a sunflower with an African American woman's face in the center; Publisher: T. B. Harms and Co. (New York)
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Songs -- United States -- 19th Century; Popular Music -- United States
Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
I love a little brown-eyed queen, The nicest gal you ever seen, With hair as black as night, And skin that's almost white, Fond and true to her I've always been. Way down in dear old Georgia State We parted, but she said she'd wait; How I love my Sue, Yes I do, do, do, She's de only gal can be my mate.
My Georgia lady love, my Southern Queen, You are the nicest gall dat I ever ever seen; How your brown eyes de shine, Like stars above, There's not a gal can equal you My Georgia lady love. My Georgia lady love, my Southern Queen, You are the nicest gall dat I ever ever seen; How your brown eyes de shine, Like stars above, There's not a gal can equal you My Georgia lady love.
One day I said, I love you Sue, Believe me, gal, I will be true, She slowly drooped her head, And then she softly said, Mister Johnson, Deed I loves you, too! I never will forget that day, I kissed her and I went away; How my heart does yearn, And when I return, I will take her in my arms and say,
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.