Cover: drawing of a Caucasian couple, locked in an embrace; Publisher: Leo Feist Inc. (New York)
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States
Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
Dear little girl, have I made you sad? Your lips are trembling so! Those bitter tears will drive me mad, Jealous of me I know! Do you believe there's another girl, Do you believe me untrue? Tho' I have wandered in life's gay whirl, You've called me back to you.
I'm sorry, dear, so sorry, dear, I'm sorry I made you cry! Won't you forget? won't you forgive? don't let us say goodbye! One little word, one little smile, one little kiss won't you try? It breaks my heart to hear you sigh, I'm sorry I made you cry! I'm sorry, dear, so sorry, dear, I'm sorry I made you cry! Won't you forget? won't you forgive? don't let us say goodbye! One little word, one little smile, one little kiss won't you try? It breaks my heart to hear you sigh, I'm sorry I made you cry!
Roses enrapture my thoughts with love, You are in ev'ry rose, And like the golden sun above, Your smile with heaven glows! My soul is thrill'd when the songbirds sing, I hear your voice calling me! Come let us woo like the birds in spring, Oh, listen to my plea!
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.