Sheet Music, 1910-1919


image preview



Download Full Text (662 KB)


MUM00682, 0167


Cover: part of a series called bandanna ballads; Publisher: G. Schirmer (London)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th 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


I plays de banjo better now Dan him dat taught me do, Becase he plays for all de wor', An' I jes' plays for you. He learns his chunes I jes' lets down A banjostring or two Into de deepest of my heart, An' draws up chunes for you. Slowly dey comes swingin' up, A-quiv'rin' through an' through, Till wid a rush of tinglin' notes Dey reaches light an' you. I never knows if dey will shine Wet wid tears or dew;; I only knows dat, dew or tears, Dey shine becase of you, dey shine becase of you, of you.

Content Disclaimer

Some of the images and language that appear in the digital collections depict prejudices that are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. This content is being presented as historical documentation to aid in the understanding of both American history and the history of the University of Mississippi. The University Creed speaks to our current deeply held values, and the availability of this content should not be taken as an endorsement of previous attitudes or behavior.

A Banjo Song / music by Sidney Homer; words by Howard Weeden



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.