My Pretty Quadroon, Sheet Music 01, Copy


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My Pretty Quadroon, Sheet Music 01, Copy


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in carbon on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is minor fraying along the left edge. The document was laminated. There is lamination-related creasing on the document. There is a handwritten "x" at the upper right corner and a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner. The document is a carbon duplicate.


Folk songs, American Lovesickness -- Songs and music Slavery, United States -- Songs and music Feminine beauty (Aesthetics) --Songs and music

Alternative Title

Pretty Quadroon


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created



I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


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.

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My Pretty Quadroon, Sheet Music 01, Copy

Document Title

My Pretty Quadroon

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 711

Dimensions - Original

200 mm x 175 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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