'Omaha Blues' sheet music

Title

'Omaha Blues' sheet music

Description

A man’s longing for his hometown, the city of Omaha Nebraska, inspires this post World War I blues song, printed as sheet music. The song is about his dreams of returning to Omaha after a life of roaming and his desire to settle down near his parents back at home. He praises, “The folks in Omaha” who, “are nice and kind”. He goes on about his love back in Omaha describing her as, “just as sweet as any peach from a tree”. This man’s desire for home and all the people there drives him to return there even if as he says, “I have to walk”.

Effie Tyus and Charles Tyus wrote the music and lyrics of “Omaha Blues”. Janice Cleary who owns this amazing collection believes Effie and Charles Tyus were entertainers. The song has a 1924 copyright held by the Clarence Williams Music Publishing Company, of 1547 Broadway, New York, New York.

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Creator

Effie Tyus and Charles Tyus

Source

Janice Cleary, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

Publisher

Clarence Williams Music Publishing Company

Date

1924

Contributor

Janice Cleary

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

document

Type

image

Coverage

Omaha (Neb.)

Original Format

sheet music

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Collection

Citation

Effie Tyus and Charles Tyus, “'Omaha Blues' sheet music,” History Harvest, accessed April 19, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/95.

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