from Seven Songs as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose (1901).
Paul Laurence Dunbar, A Death Song
(1862-1946) Carrie Minetta Jacobs-Bond was an American singer, pianist, lyricist and songwriter who composed approximately 175 pieces of popular sheet music. She achieved prominence as the first great American woman composer and was also the first woman to establish a music publishing firm in America. Bond’s most famous songs were I Love You Truly (1901) and A Perfect Day (1910). By the early 1920s, Bond had become nationally known for both her songs and vocal talents. She performed at the White House for both Theodore Roosevelt and Warren Harding. She published an autobiography titled The Roads of Melody as well as a collection of poetry that was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. http://www.britannica.com/biography/Carrie-Jacobs-Bond
Jacobs-Bond, Carrie, "De Las' Long Res'" (1901). Dunbar Music Archive. 241.