You've been a good old wagon, but you've done broke down

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Title
You've been a good old wagon, but you've done broke down
Additional title: I was standing in a crapgame doing no harm, baby! [first line]
Additional title: No more will I buy my sweet thing pork chops! [first line of chorus]
Names
Biller, Johnny (Arranger)
Harney, Benjamin Robertson (1872-1938) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Ragtime music
African Americans -- Capture & imprisonment
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: After chorus contains 40 measures of music for piano solo labeled Dance music.
Content: Considered one of the first published ragtime songs.
Content: Harney and Biller credited as co-composers beneath caption title. [Biller was the arranger.]
Content: Photocopy, lacking cover.
Content: Summary: Using ethnic stereotyped language, the narrator describes being in a game of craps when a policeman puts him in jail. The narrator offers farewells to his girlfriend. The narrator goes before a judge saying that he was at a crap game carrying a gun; the judge and jury say he killed three African Americans in the first degree and can not be released on bail.
Statement of responsibility: song by Harney & Biller.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cbf133f0-c591-012f-ebb2-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You've been a good old wagon, but you've done broke down" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1727-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You've been a good old wagon, but you've done broke down" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1727-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). You've been a good old wagon, but you've done broke down Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1727-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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You've been a good old wagon, but you've done broke down