Swingin' in de sky

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Swingin' in de sky
Additional title: Dis nigger aint nobody's fool, oh! my law, go on a hitchen up dat mule. [first line]
Additional title: Run you little niggers run we's gwine to have a lot of fun swingin in de sky. [first line of chorus]
Kingsley, Edith (Composer)
Kingsley, Edith (Lyricist)
Bison City Quartet (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: St. Louis
Publisher: Kunkel Bros.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Cover includes photograph of the Bison City Quartet.
Content: On cover: The prettiest of Negro melodies...as sung with tremendous sucess by the famous Bison City Quartette, Messrs. West, Girard, Pike and Cook.
Statement of responsibility: by Edith Kingsley.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b13b7b70-c590-012f-5e10-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Swingin' in de sky" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-165c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Swingin' in de sky" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 5, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-165c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895 - 1895). Swingin' in de sky Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-165c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Swingin' in de sky