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  • Cover design includes drawing of a group of 5 white children playing, accompanied with a dog; in the middle ground is a wooden fence surrounding a house; at the gate of the fence is an African American child with a pointed hat and dog, with an expressing of surprise; the two dogs look longingly at one another; in the background is a house with an African American woman looking after her child.
  • Subtitle on cover: Pathetic ballad & refrain.
  • Lacking page 4, containing the chorus.
  • On cover at top center: Sung with great success by Truly Shattuck. Cover includes thumbnail photograph of Truly Shattuck.
  • Summary: Using stereotyped language, an African American child cries as he sees white children playing in front of his house, knowing that he can't play with them; his mother tries to console him by reminding him not to mind; eventually the African American child dies, while the mother must still console herself with her words to her child.
  • Statement of responsibility : words by Karl Kennett ; music by Lyn Udall.
Title Stay in your own backyard
Alternative title Lilac trees a blooming in the corner, by the gate, Mammy in the little cabin door. [first line of song]
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UUID 9d93fc60-c595-012f-1b7a-58d385a7bc34
Image ID 1256600
Collection American popular songs.
Collection UUID 510d47df-efd8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
NYPL Division Music Division
Topics Dogs; African Americans; Segregation; Mothers and sons; African Americans -- Children -- 1890-1899; Children; Death; Pathos


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