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    • Please let me sleep

    • African Americans; Sleep; Drowsiness
    • The cover illustration includes a caricature of an African American man.; This songs invokes the stereotype of African Americans as lazy, for comic effect. The protagonist also describes himself as a "coon".
    • Mammy's shufflin' dance

    • African American women; African Americans--Dance
    • The lyrics for this song include racial epithets (ex : "pickaninnies" & "darkies"). They also present stereotypical portrayals of African Americans ("shuffling" & the "Mammy" archetype).
    • The White-Smith minstrel opening chorus : no. 2

    • Minstrel shows; African Americans--Social conditions; African Americans--Social life and customs
    • Song for soloists & chorus.; The lyrics for this song include malapropisms in African American dialect and present stereotypical portrayals of African Americans. It was originally sung by a minstrel troupe as part of a minstrel show.
    • Candle lightin' time

    • Winter; African American mothers; African American children
    • Lyrics also printed as text on page 3.; This song is written in African American dialect.
    • Doan you? : song

    • Human skin color; African Americans--Race identity; African Americans--Religion
    • An African-American boy expresses his belief that God will change his skin color in the afterlife, if the boy is obedient during his earthly life (ex : "Mammy says in heben I’ll be white, too").; This song is written in African American dialect.;...
    • My mammy

    • Homesickness; Mothers; Alabama
    • The lyrics for this song include malapropisms in African American dialect (ex : "I'se") and stereotypical portrayals of African American women (ex : the "Mammy" archetype).
    • Old folks at home

    • Suwannee River (Ga. and Fla.); African Americans
    • This song is written in African American dialect.; Title from caption.
    • Take me to that Swanee shore

    • Homesickness; African Americans; Suwannee River Valley (Ga. and Fla.)
    • Featured in the theatrical review Broadway to Paris, produced by Gertrude Hoffmann.; The lyrics for this song present stereotypical portrayals of African American women (ex : the "Mammy" archetype).
    • Doan' yo' lis'n

    • Gossip
    • Cover: "Being sung by Miss Sibyl Sammis".; Includes a full-length, autographed black and white portrait photograph of Sibyl Sammis on page 3.; This song is written in African American dialect.
    • Pickaninny sleep-song

    • Mother and infant; Love, Maternal; Sleep; Lullabies
    • This song is written in African American dialect.; Lyrics also printed separately as text on page 3.
    • When it's night time in Dixie Land

    • Southern States--History--1865-1951; Southern States--Social life and customs; Southern States--Race relations
    • The lyrics for this song include racial epithets (ex : "darkies" & "coons") and present stereotypical portrayals of African Americans.
    • On the Mississippi

    • Reminiscing; Mississippi River; Mississippi River Valley--Social life and customs
    • The lyrics for this song include racial epithets (ex : "darkies") and present stereotypical portrayals of African Americans (ex : "shuffling").
    • Georgia

    • Homesickness; Homecoming; Georgia
    • The lyrics for this song include stereotypical portrayals of African American women (ex : the "Mammy" archetype).

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