My Pretty Quadroon, Sheet Music 01, Copy
 


Citation

“My Pretty Quadroon, Sheet Music 01, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 5, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31735.


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Title

My Pretty Quadroon, Sheet Music 01, Copy

Description

This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.

Subject

Folk songs--United States
Lovesickness--Songs and music
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) --Songs and music
Enslaved persons--Songs and music

Alternative Title

Pretty Quadroon

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF
Notated music

Language

English

Transcription

My Pretty Quadroon

O who was as happy as I?
She'd a brow like the blossoming pea.
And the rings of her dark glossy hair was shown on a darky like me.

My pretty quadroon, my flower faded so soon
My heart like the strings of my banjo was broke for my pretty Quadroon.

Her face was exceedingly fair.
She'd a cheek like the wild rose of June
And the rings of her dark glossy hair was the pride of my pretty quadroon.





Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 711

File name

113_MyPrettyQuadroon_Sheet_01_copy

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