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Roy Lamont Smith collection

  • CA OTUFM 45
  • Collection
  • 1899-1946

Collection consists of a handwritten book of lyrics for songs written by the American composer Roy Lamont Smith, and a collection of his published and unpublished (manuscript) sheet music.

Smith, Roy Lamont

Magazine article and newspaper clipping on Roy Lamont Smith

File contains a copy of the magazine The Lookout (vol. 34, no. 9; April 25, 1925), which includes an article entitled "Roy Lamont Smith gives program before Greenville Music Club." File also includes a newspaper clipping of an article from The Chattanooga Times (May 1, 1927) entitled "Chattanooga will give honor to city's own composer this week." The article includes a photograph of Smith.

Songs of Roy Lamont Smith : American composer

File consists of a notebook with the handwritten texts of songs by Roy Lamont Smith, written in alphabetical order. It is not clear whether the texts were handwritten by Smith, or collected by an unnamed individual. The songs include: A Lullaby (My tree Bird); Alone, A Woodland Path; Adoration; Gifts; Heart and Soul; Hearts Blossom; In Love's Tender Keeping; I sing to thee; Lullaby; Lines to an Indian air; Madrigal; My little Bo Peep; My soul shall sing; Nameless Pain; and, Plantation Lullaby. Many of the songs include indications of the author of the lyrics, the key of the music, and who the song was dedicated to, if applicable.