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“Don't Leave Me Mammy”

“Don't Leave Me Mammy”

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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.
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Object Name
sheet music
Object Type
Sheet Music
Date made
Jerome H. Remick & Co.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Sheet Music
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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