"Rock-a-Bye Baby"


This sheet music for the song "Rock-a-Bye Baby,” is part of a compilation entitled “Songs of the Old Homestead.” It was published by Charles D. Blake and Company in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1887. The Old Homestead, was a play written by Denman Thompson in 1885. Thompson’s portrait is included on the lower left of the cover. The cover is a pencil sketch of a family gathered in the living room of an old homestead house, with a depiction of the character Uncle Joshua Whitcomb at the forefront.

Publishing Date: 1887

Composer; Lyricist: Canning, Effie I.Publisher: Chas. D. Blake & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of C. Malcolm Watkins

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1154.01Accession Number: 1979.1154Catalog Number: 1979.1154.01

Object Name: sheet music

Physical Description: ink (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 in x 11 in; 35.56 cm x 27.94 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-d244-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_663821

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