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Effie I. Canning

Effie Crockett (4 March 1856 – January 7, 1940), also known as Effie I. Canning, also known as Effie C. Carlton, was an American actress. She is credited with having written and composed the lullaby "Rock-a-bye Baby"; despite the words being in print in 1765.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 4, 1856 (Rockland), Died January 7, 1940 (Boston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1921

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist

Notes: Pseudonym of Effie I. Crockett

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-17144 10-in. 2/11/1916 Mother's old sweet lullaby Will Oakland Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor B-25792 10-in. 12/5/1921 Rock-a-bye baby Merle Alcock Female vocal solo, with violin, harp, and orchestra composer, lyricist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Canning, Effie I.," accessed April 23, 2024,

Canning, Effie I.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from

"Canning, Effie I.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

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