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Orpheus Quartet - Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose / When Evening Shadows Fall FLAC

Orpheus Quartet - Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose / When Evening Shadows Fall FLAC Performer: Orpheus Quartet
Album: Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose / When Evening Shadows Fall
Country: US
Released: 1918
Style: Vocal
Label: Victor
Genre: Pop
Catalog #: 18183
Size FLAC: 2458 mb.
Size MP3: 2693 mb.
Rating: 4.8/5
Votes: 457
Record Source: Shellac, 10", 78 RPM, Repress




Tracklist


1When Evening Shadows Fall
Written-By – Jeff Branen, William Polla
2Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose
Written-By – Raymond Egan, Richard A. Whiting


Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
18183Orpheus Quartet Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose / When Evening Shadows Fall ‎(Shellac, 10")Victor18183US1917
18183Orpheus Quartet Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose / When Evening Shadows Fall ‎(Shellac, 10")His Master's Voice, Victor18183Canada1916


Notes


Male Quartet with orchestra.
A: take 1 recorded 9/18/1916 Camden, New Jersey
B: take 2 recorded 10/20/1916 Camden, New Jersey

Originally released January 1917. While this Batwing label design -- with no price on labels -- was in production circa 1916-1918, a pressing using the previous label design is known to exist, "Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose / When Evening Shadows Fall."


Companies


  • Record Company – Victor Talking Machine Co.


Video


Title: Mammy's Little Coal Black Rose
Lyrics: Raymond Egan

I heard a pickaninny crying
Down in Tennessee one night;
His little heart was nearly breaking
Just because he wasn't white;
Then his dear old Mammy kiss'd him
And she said "Chile don' you sigh
Weep no more, my baby,"
Then she sang a Dixie Lullaby:

And then I saw that dear old Mammy
Kiss those baby tears away
While in her arms the baby nestled
Happy as a child at play;
Then she whispered "Mammy loves you,
You're as sweet as 'possum pie,
Go to sleep, my honey, While your mammy sings a lullaby"

Chorus

You better dry your eyes, my little Coal Black Rose
(and don't you cry)
You better go to sleep and let those eyelids cloes
(just hush a-by)
'Cause you're dark, don't start apinin'
Your're a cloud with a silver lining;
Tho' ev'ry old crow thinks his babe am white as snow,
Your dear old Mammy knows you're mighty like a rose;
And when the angels gave those kinky curls to you
(so curly que)
They put a sunbeam in your disposition too, that's true,
The reason you're so black I 'spose
They forgot to give your Mammy a talcum powder chamois,
So don't you cry, don't you sigh,
'Cause you're mammy's little Coal Black Rose.