“If You Love Your Baby Make De Goo Goo Eyes” Sheet Music

Description (Brief)
This sheet music for the song “If You Love Your Baby Make De Goo Goo Eyes” was written and composed by Bert Williams and George Walker. The music was originally published by Hurtig and Seamon in 1900, but was used as a supplement to the New York Herald on June 29, 1902. The music sheet features an image of a cartoonish African-American female, making “goo-goo” eyes. Newspapers would often include these supplements in their Sunday editions to boost sales because of the popularity of sheet music during this time.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
1902
performer; composer; lyricist
Williams, Bert
Walker, George
publisher
Hurtig and Seamon
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 10 1/8 in; 35.56 cm x 25.7175 cm
ID Number
1982.0440.02
accession number
1982.0440
catalog number
1982.0440.02
subject
Music
Music & Musical Instruments
Sheet Music
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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