[Sheet music]: Who Knows?

New York: M. Witmark & Sons, [circa 1918].

Price: $45.00

Softcover. Later printing. Quarto. Single bifolium with a single sheet insert making six pages. Small abrasion and a sticker shadow on the front cover, else near fine. For voice and piano (In E flat). Plate impression "M.W. & SONS 8869-3." Features one-measure samples of seven Witmark "black and white ballads" and a sample of "Smilin' Through" by Arthur Penn. Paul Laurence Dunbar is an important African American literary figure, remembered in part for writing the lyrics for the landmark musical, *In Dahomey*, which according to historian Gerald Bordman, was "the first full-length musical written and played by blacks to be performed at a major Broadway house."

Item #509130

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Item #509130 [Sheet music]: Who Knows? Paul Laurence DUNBAR, words by, music by Ernest R. Ball.