Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate

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Names
Allen, Sam. E. (Composer)
Allen, Sam. E. (Lyricist)
Wall, Stephen A. (Arranger)
Patterson, Kerr (Dedicatee)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place Term: [London ; New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Allen & Dempsey ; Wenzlik Supply Co. ; [etc.]
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Gates
Heaven
Padlocks
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Dedication above caption title: Inscribed to my friend ex judge Kerr Paterson [i.e. Patterson], N.J.

Content : Cover drawing shows two stone columns between which is a metal gate with an enlarged padlock.

Content : Summary: In stereotyped ethnic language, the narrator describes a black man who goes to heaven but finds the "golden gate" locked; he comes back down to earth to tell his fellow congregation, who are upset about the situation; they resolve to steal the padlock from the gate.

Content : Dealer's stamp on cover at top right: R. S. Gutman, manufacturer & importer of musical instrumetns, strings, &c., no. 3 Ave A corner firs, near Houston St., New York.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Sam. E. Allen.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: f7b02030-c591-012f-b449-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1763-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 3, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1763-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1763-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate