“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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sheet music
date made
performer; composer; lyricist
Williams, Bert
Walker, George
Hurtig and Seamon
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 14 in x 10 1/8 in; 35.56 cm x 25.7175 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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