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    • Climb up, climb up

    • Broadsides; Emmet, J. K. (Joseph Kline), 1840-1891; Songs; United States;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Climb Up, Climb Up." The text, written in the phonetic rendering of a German accent, relates the life of a mountain guide who leads male and female travelers on climbs into the mountains. J. K. Emmet...
    • Good bye, Susan Jane

    • Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Broadsides; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Love; Minstrels; Rejection (Psychology);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Good Bye, Susan Jane." This broadside tells the story of a young man rejected by a young woman named Susan Jane, who says that she has fallen in love with another man. James A. (Jimmy) Bland, one of the...
    • Katie's secret

    • Ambuhl, Edward; Broadsides; Hackelton, M. W. (Maria Williams), b. 1833; Love; Sadness;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Katie's Secret" from an 1863 song written by M. W. Hackelton with music by Edward Ambuhl. In this broadside a young woman named Katie recounts how her perspective of the world has changed now that her...
    • Hark! baby, hark!

    • Braham, David, 1838-1905; Broadsides; Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911; Harrigan & Hart; Hart, Tony, 1855-1891; Irish Americans; Slavery;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hark! Baby, hark!" This broadside tells the story of a slave woman who is dying from a whipping she received while trying to protect her child from the cruel blows of her master. Her husband recounts the...
    • Baby's got a tooth

    • Babies; Broadsides; Family; Marriage; Reed, Charley; Teeth; Wannemacher, H.;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Baby's Got A Tooth" from a song written by Charley Reed and arranged by H. Wannemacher (music not included). This broadside tells the story of an eight-month-old baby boy who has just received his first...
    • Home again

    • Broadsides; Pike, Marshall S. (Marshall Springs); Reunions; Travel;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Home Again" from the song composed by Marshall S. Pike. This broadside relates how good it feels to be home from a foreign shore, reunited with old friends. Centered between the two words of the title is...
    • Listen to the Oriole bird

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Love; Milburn, Richard James; Songs; Winner, Septimus, 1827-1902;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Listen to the Oriole Bird" sung to an 1855 song entitled "Listen to the Mocking Bird" composed and published by Septimus Winner, with credit for the tune given to African American Richard Milburn (born...
    • Jumbo!

    • Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886; Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891; Beane, Fannie; Behman, Louis C., 1855-1902; Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923; Broadsides; Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932; Gilday, Charles; Ingersoll, Robert...
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Jumbo!" a parody sung by Fanny [sic] Beane and Charles Gilday. Fannie Beane and Charles Gilday were traveling comedy performers who, after marriage, continued to perform as a team. "Jumbo" was one of the...
    • Cradle's empty baby's gone

    • Broadsides; Children and death; Ford's Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Kennedy, Harry; Minstrels; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Cradle's Empty Baby's Gone," a song by Harry Kennedy, the ventriloquist (ca. 1854-1894) (full name believed to be William Henry Kennedy), as sung at Ford's Theatre (originally Ford's Grand Opera House) in...
    • Katy Avourneen

    • Broadsides; Honor; Love; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Katy Avourneen." This broadside, from an Irish ballad ascribed to J. E. Johnson, relates the story of Barney and Katy Avourneen. One snowy evening, Barney stops at his sweetheart's house and asks to be...
    • I only had 50 cents

    • Broadsides; Courtship; Devere, Sam; Holliday Street Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Money; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "I Only Had 50 Cents," a version of the song known as "The Original Fifty Cents" written by Sam Devere (ca. 1842-1907) , a well-known minstrel and, later, owner of his own vaudeville company who performed...
    • Sandy haired Mary

    • Braham, David, 1838-1905; Broadsides; Carncross' Minstrels; Carncross, J. L. (John L.), b. 1834?; Dougherty, Hughey, b. 1845; Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911; Irish Americans; Love; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Sandy Haired Mary." This broadside tells the story of Mr. Grogan, a young man living in Mrs. Dooley's boarding house, and of Mrs. Dooley's young sandy-haired maid Mary Daly, with whom he has fallen in...
    • In the morning by the bright light

    • African Americans; Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Minstrels; Slavery; Spirituals (songs);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "In the Morning by the Bright Light." Although some regard the words to this song as a celebration of the end of slavery, that view seems short-sighted. The point of the song is spiritual in nature, with...
    • In the morning by the bright light

    • African Americans; Bland, James A. (James Allen), 1854-1911; Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901; Minstrels; Slavery; Spirituals (songs);
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "In the Morning by the Bright Light." Although some regard the words to this song as a celebration of the end of slavery, that view seems short-sighted. The point of the song is spiritual in nature, with...
    • Love

    • Bennett, Harry; Broadsides; Family; Love; Marriage; Songs;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Love" (also known as "The Bald-Headed End of the Broom") from an 1877 song composed by Harry Bennett. This broadside warns young men that marriage isn't as wonderful as it may appear during the courtship...

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