Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0158

Description

Cover: drawing of exotic birds singing; description reads a unique dreamy southern song (see 315); Publisher: Leo Feist Inc. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

scores

Original Collection

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

Lyrics

Lyrics:
First verse
I've heard lots of melodies, Songs of quaintest harmonies, But one refrain comes again and again, To my mind that is the kind we love the best:
Chorus
Down in Alabama when the breeze begins to sigh, Seems to softly murmur just the sweetest lullaby, Each dear old Mammy in old Alabam', Huddles and cuddles her own honey lam', Little Pickaninny, close your eyes and go to sleep, Moon am swingin' low and spooky shadows gin to creep, This melody brings a fond memory, Takes me back again to dear old Alabam'. Down in Alabama when the breeze begins to sigh, Seems to softly murmur just the sweetest lullaby, Each dear old Mammy in old Alabam', Huddles and cuddles her own honey lam', Little Pickaninny, close your eyes and go to sleep, Moon am swingin' low and spooky shadows gin to creep, This melody brings a fond memory, Takes me back again to dear old Alabam'.
Second verse
Something lingers with me yet, Seems I never will forget, Those dear old days and those old Southern ways, As I croon this lazy tune of long ago:
(Chorus)

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.

Alabama Lullaby / words by Cal De Voll

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