MS Thr 730
Minstrel show songs sheet music, 1843-1906: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 730
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Minstrel show songs sheet music,
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 portfolio box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Printed sheet music of American minstrel show songs.
2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett ; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music.
Processed by: Ashley M. Nary
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Minstrel Show Songs Sheet Music, 1843-1906 (MS Thr 730). Harvard Theatre Collection,
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
Arranged alphabetically by song title.
Collection contains printed sheet music of American minstrel show songs.
This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions
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- (1). Dumont, Frank, composer and lyricist. Avoirdupois : sheet music, c.1873. 1 folders
Cover illustration by J.H. Bufford & Co.
- (2). Evans, J. G., composer and lyricist. Belle ob Baltimore : sheet music, c.1848. 1 folders
Cover reads: Melodies of Bancker's troup of Sable brothers as sung by them at their
concerts in New York, Boston, and all the principal cities of the United States with
- (6). Blamphin, Charles, d. 1895, composer. Christy Minstrels' new valse : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
- (8). Pierpont, James, 1822-1893, composer. The colored coquette : sheet music, c.1853. 1 folders
- (9). Dobney, J. B., arranger. Crow quadrilles : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Includes first sett (sic) and 2 copies of second sett (sic).
- (11). Rziha, Francis, composer. Dearest Mae polka : sheet music, c.1849. 1 folders
- (12). Emmett, Daniel Decatur, 1815-1904, composer and W. L. Hobbs, arranger. Dixie's land : sheet music, c.1860. 1 folders
Cover lists song title as I wish I was in Dixie's land.
- (13). Ethiopian quadrille : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Possibly composed or arranged by William Francis Lancelott.
- (15). Moore, G. W. (George Washington), 1820-1909, composer and lyricist and M. (Martin) Hobson,arranger. Fire-works on the brain : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Cover illustration by Stannard & Son.
- (16). Root, George F. (George Frederick), 1820-1895, composer and lyricist. Glory! glory! or the little octoroon : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
- (17). Zorer, Max, arranger. Hither we come or the pirates chorus : sheet music, c.1850. 1 folders
- (18). Manns, Jean, arranger. I wish I was in Dixie's land : sheet music, c.1860. 1 folders
- (20). Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911, composer and lyricist. In the morning by the bright light : sheet music, c.1879. 1 folders
Cover illustration by unknown artist.
- (21). White, C. A. (Charles Albert), 1832-1892, composer and lyricist. I'se gwine back to Dixie : sheet music, c.1874. 1 folders
Cover illustration by unknown artist.
- (23). Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907, composer and lyricist. Keep in de middle ob de road : sheet music, c.1906. 1 folders
Cover illustration by E.D. Grafton.
- (24). Godfrey, Dan. (Daniel), 1831-1903, composer. The Mohawk Minstrels quadrilles on Harry Hunter's popular songs : sheet music, undated. 1 folders
Cover illustration by Alfred Concanen.
- (25). Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911, composer and lyricist and F. Louis,arranger. Oh, dem golden slippers! : sheet music, c.1879 1 folders
- (26). Sherad's annual of Christy Minstrel songs & ballads for 1898 : sheet music, c.1898. 1 folders
Songs include: If you love me, darling, tell me with your eyes; Ain't you ma honey?; I'll tell my ma on you; Good bye, sweetheart, goodbye; Many happy returns of the day (birthday song); The village blacksmith; Swells of the ocean; and The judgement day.