from Two Negro Ballads (1914)
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Parted
Will M. Cook (1869-1944) studied violin at Oberlin College when he was only 15. He also attended the National Conservatory of Music in NY where he studied with Dvorak and John White. He played professionally at Oberlin but his solo career was short lived. He also wrote musicals but is most well known for his songs which represent an original, distinctive handling of black folk elements in song composition.
Cook, WIll Marion, "My Lady (voice and piano)" (5115). Dunbar Music Archive. 121.