“Don't Leave Me Mammy” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “Don't Leave Me Mammy" was written by Benny Davis and B. G. DeSylva and composed by Henry W. Santly and Con Conrad. The music was published by Remick and Co. of New York, New York in 1927. The cover features a photograph of Karyl Norman who called himself "The Creole Fashion Plate." Norman was an early vaudevillian who performed in drag, and called himself the “fashion plate” because the “template” sets the fashion trends and decides what is in vogue, and Norman wanted to be seen as trendy.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in; 31.115 cm x 23.495 cm
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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