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    • Darling Nelly Gray

    • Broadsides; Hanby, Benjamin Russel, 1833-1867; Love songs; Political ballads and songs; Slavery;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Darling Nelly Gray" (also spelled "Nellie Grey"). A young man talks about the time he spent on a Kentucky shore, rowing in his canoe and strumming his banjo for his beloved Nelly Gray. As the song...
    • We never speak as we pass by

    • Broadsides; Egerton, Frank; Ford's Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); Love songs; Williams, Gus, 1847-1915;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "We Never Speak as We Pass By" from the 1882 song written by Frank Egerton, as sung by Gus Williams at Ford's Theatre (originally Ford's Grand Opera House) in Baltimore, Maryland. This broadside tells the...
    • American star

    • Broadsides; Confederate States of America; Flags; Political ballads and songs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The American Star" sung to the tune "Humors of Glen." The American Star in this broadside most likely refers to the Confederate flag known as the "Bonnie Blue," a flag which bore a single white star on a...
    • 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...
    • Dandy dude

    • Broadsides; Carleton, William, 1827-1885; Clothing and dress; Dandies; Humorous songs; Men;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "The Dandy Dude" from William Carleton's comedy, "The Dude," sung at Ford's Opera House by Thatcher, Primrose, and West's Minstrels. Between 1882 and 1889, George Thatcher, George H. Primrose, and William...
    • 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...
    • Hurrah for the flag of the free!

    • Baltimore, Battle of, Baltimore, Md., 1814; Broadsides; Flags; Patriotism; Political ballads and songs; War poetry, American;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Hurrah for the Flag of the Free!" These verses are about the American flag, most likely the Star-Spangled Banner with fifteen stars for the fifteen states that was unfurled over Fort McHenry in Baltimore...
    • 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...
    • Little footsteps

    • Bereavement; Broadsides; Children and death; Songs;
    • Document containing the 5th edition (shown top center) of the broadside entitled "Little Footsteps," a 1868 ballad composed by J. A. Barney with lyrics by M. B. Leavitt (not shown). This broadside is a lament on the loss of a small child, the...
    • 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...
    • Moonlight on the lake

    • Broadsides; Courtship; Love songs; Kernan, James L., 1840-1912; Kernan's Monumental Theatre (Baltimore, Md.); White, C. A. (Charles Albert), 1832-1892;
    • Document containing the broadside entitled "Moonlight on the Lake" from an 1878 song written by C. A. White and sung by the Clipper Quartette at Kernan's Monumental Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland. This broadside relates what one young man says to...

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