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Thread #18902   Message #3964810
Posted By: Lighter
04-Dec-18 - 09:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Pretty Quadroon
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Pretty Quadroon
Mary Mapes Dodge lived in Newark, N.J., but the song was published by a   music publisher in Chicago.

It isn't impossible that Mary Mapes Dodge was the author of the song, but the Chicago connection and the fact that song's author is called simply "Mrs. Mary Dodge" make the attribution to MMD a guess only.

MMD published volumes of verse in 1874, 1879. and 1904 - and "My Pretty Quadroon" isn't included.