Monday, February 13, 2012

"Southern Dialect Song" by Female Ypsi Songwriter Jessie Pease (with sheet music)

Ypsilanti can take credit for diarists, poets, newspaper editors, and book authors. Here is one of the Queen City's songwriters, the daughter of Normal School music professor Frederick Pease, who also composed music. Several of Jessie's works are listed on Amazon. This news item appeared in the February 13, 1912 Ypsilanti Daily Press:


Mrs. Jessie L. Pease, formerly of this city, has been made a member of the Musician's club in New York City, where she is passing the winter. Mrs. Pease's latest song, "Her lips were so near" (published by the Oliver Ditson Co.) and "Ain yo comin' roun' no mo'" (published by the William Maxwell Co., New York) are especially admired by her publishers considering that the latter in particular is destined to be a marked success, while "The Irish Girl's Lament," recently sung before a club of southern women in New York, is spoken of with enthusiasm by singers.

Jessie Pease's 1906 song "Ain' yo' comin' roun' no mo'" was advertised as a "Southern Dialect Song." Below is the sheet music and lyrics. The publisher, the William Maxwell Co., was at 8 East 16th St., New York.


Anonymous said...

Jessie Pease was also a world traveler and went around the world twice with her sister Ruth and visited every country in South America. Look for her picture in the next issue of the Gleanings and a story about her father.

Dusty D said...

Definitely will read it; have heard it's quite a substantial story. Looking forward to it.