De Captain of de Coontown Guards

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Title
De Captain of de Coontown Guards
Additional title: He is a dandy, handy, sugar-coated swell, a perfect winner. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Oh, de Coontown Guards came into twon to camp for a week or two. [first line]
Names
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Composer)
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Color guards
Humorous songs
Marches (Voice with piano)
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: Another "Leader of Co. B." Comic march song refrain.
Content: Summary: In stereotyped ethnic language, the narrator describes an African American regiment that sets up and cleans a camp; the women are attracted to the camp, but the finest of all is the Captain; the women are attracted to him and he like them.
Content: Cover includes an unidentified photograph, probably of Dave Reed Jr.
Content: Cover drawing show a stereotyped image of an African American soldier in front of two tents. One tent has two feet extruding from its bottom.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Dave Reed Jr.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fa9ded30-c591-012f-e2c1-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1872: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1946: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De Captain of de Coontown Guards" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1768-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De Captain of de Coontown Guards" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1768-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). De Captain of de Coontown Guards Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1768-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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De Captain of de Coontown Guards