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Written by:
Luther Vandross, American, 1951 - 2005  Search this
Owned by:
Luther Vandross, American, 1951 - 2005  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 7 5/8 × 5 7/8 in. (19.4 × 14.9 cm)
Type:
songs
Date:
2003
Description:
Handwritten lyrics by Luther Vandross on steno paper.
The lyrics are written in blue ink on white, lined paper with black lines. The proper right edge has the "fringe" leftover from where it was torn out of a notebook. The paper is slightly wrinkled and has creases from folds. There are four sections of lyrics on the front (Verse 1, Chorus 1, Verse 2, Chorus 2), and two sections on the back (Bridge and Chorus 3). The lyrics are written in cursive letters. Some words are crossed out, and others were added in with smaller letters. The lyrics on the paper were written before the song was released, as they differ slightly from the final version. The top proper right corner and bottom proper left corner on the front of the paper and the top left corner and bottom right corner on the reverse side of the paper have a small grey circle design with several smaller circles inside in varying shades of grey.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Children  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Families  Search this
Fatherhood  Search this
Religion  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fonzi Thornton in Memory of Luther Vandross
Object number:
2018.87
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Luther Vandross
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Sheet music
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd51fb8d47e-6801-43a2-934d-6f57ff062b29
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2018.87