BY THE WATERMELON VINE by Lindy Lou 1904
BY THE WATERMELON VINE. By LINDY LOU, Words & Music by Thomas S. Allen, Published by Walter Jacobs, 1904.
Sheet Music - Large Format
Vintage from the 1900s
By the composer of "Any Rags?"
"The cover features an image of a black man and lady sitting on a couch-like watermelon slice in a watermelon patch. “Coon songs” such as this became a popular genre around 1890-1900 as the Great Migration resulted in a new class of urban blacks who became stereotyped out of fear."--National Museum of American History
The spine cover is cleanly split at the edge with some small edge tears and surface creases. Original owner's name on the cover several times. Black Americana sheet music.