Cover: photo of a woman in a fancy-dress Ball, Norma Talmadge; Publisher: M. Witmark and Sons (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
There's a little brown road windin' over the hill To a little white cot by the sea; There's a little green gate At whose trellis I wait, While two eyes o' blue Come smilin' through At me! There's a gray lock or two in the brown of the hair, There's some silver in mine, too, I see; But in all the long years When the clouds brought their tears, Those two eyes o' blue Kept smilin' through At me!(The Extra Stanza) And if ever I'm left in this world all alone, I shall wait for my call patiently; For if Heaven be kind, I shall wake there to find Those two eyes o' blue Still smilin' through At me!
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.