Composer

Ray Henderson

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Cover Illustration

Illustration of girl in jester suit

First Line of Song

Oh! They say some darkies long ago Were searching for a diff'rent tune, One that they could croon As only they can

First Line of Chorus

They heard the breeze in the trees Singing weird melodies

Lyricist

DeSylva, B.G. (Buddy Gard), 1896-1950; Brown, Lew Buford, 1861-1944

Publication Date

1926

Publisher

New York : Harms Inc.

Performance Medium

Voice; Piano; Ukulele

Music Genre

Show Tunes

Object Type

text

Format (Original)

1 score (8p.) 23.5 x 31cm

Physical ID#

32278009728753

Digital ID#

009728753-1926

Location of Original

Box 38, Folder 1A

Repository

Manuscripts Division, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Rights Management

Item Unavailable Due to Copyright Restrictions

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, e-mail sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

The Birth of the Blues

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