New York: Jos. W. Stern, 1902. First Edition. Sheet Music. 8 pages including the cover. Clean; no splits or tape. Some minor cover wear including tiny closed marginal tears. Owner's name on front cover. Very Good. Item #007183
Long before he wrote the classic fictional autobiography, "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man," James Weldon Johnson wrote musical lyrics. His famous "Lift Every Voice and Sing" became the anthem of the American Civil Rights movement, but, along with his brother, he also wrote lyrics for popular music. "Under the Bamboo Tree" was a hit when it was first published and saw a resurgence of popularity in the mid-1940s when it was a featured duet performed by Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien the in MGM musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis."