Little Topsy's Song

By: Cook, Eliza (words) and Asa B. Hutchinson (music)

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The lyrics of Little Topsy's Song were written by British poet, Eliza Cook with the music by Asa B. Hutchinson of the Hutchinson Family Singers. Eliza Cook was born in England and began writing poetry at an early age. She eventually became a Chartist, advocating a kind of early feminism that espoused the freedom of women, politically, culturally and sexually. Evidence indicates that Cook was a lesbian and she lived for many years with actress, Charlotte Cushman. Asa Hutchinson was the musical composer for the Hutchinson Family of singers. This group was one of the first, maybe the first, truly popular act in the United States. They sang songs of social and political protest, frequently advocating the cause of abolitionism. For such a pair as Cook and Hutchinson (with Topsy's creator, Harriet Beecher Stowe, looming in the background), "Little Topsy's Song is something of a let down. The song presents Topsy first as the system of slavery in the South would see her; then as humanity would see her. Unfortunately,

Title: Little Topsy's Song

Author Name: Cook, Eliza (words) and Asa B. Hutchinson (music)

Categories: Music,

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson: 1853

Binding: Sheet Music

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 16974

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