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From Seven Songs as Unpretentious as the Wild Rose (1901).

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Paul Laurence Dunbar, A Death Song

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(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 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 Theodore Roosevelt and Warren Harding. She published an autobiography, The Roads of Melody, as well as a collection of poetry. She was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

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