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Title
De Darkie's Jubilee
Additional title: Come on! good people, come and join dis jubilee. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Ev'rybody is invited to attend a jubilee. [first line]
Names
Williams, Bert (1874-1922) (Composer)
Williams, Bert (1874-1922) (Lyricist)
Walker, George (1873-1911) (Lyricist)
Walker, George (1873-1911) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place Term: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Celebrations -- 1890-1899
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Chorus: Come on! good people, come and join dis Jubilee, Come on! good people, such funny sights you'll see, Come on! good people, fo' protected you will be, If you come to De Darkies Jubilee.

Content : 1st verse: Ev'rybody is invited to attend a Jubilee, All de colored population, will be admitted free, Dar'll be coons of ev'ry nation, And some nigs of high degree, To see that ev'rything's done to a "T," There'll be Princes from Dahomey, all de coons from Oakley-homey, Dar will be coons be neber known before on earth, Ev'rything that's like a coon, From a monk' to a baboon, Will be dar at De Darkies Jubilee.

Content : 2nd verse: If a coon gets kinder wild, and he think he's gwine to spile, Without he gets a chance to have a fight most ev'ry night, We will call our razor reg'ment, And dey'll settle for dis gent, You bet when they get through he'll be all right, And if any coon should get too loud, we'll throw him out the crowd, Ev'ry one must use his etiquette or leave, No! you need'nt be afraid, Of some coons big razorblade, They'll be checked at De Darkies Jubilee.

Content : Descriptive subtitle on cover: Latest coon celebration.

Statement of Responsibility: By Williams and Walker.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: fb2ea930-c591-012f-ecc1-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1874: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1922: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De Darkie's Jubilee" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1769-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De Darkie's Jubilee" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1769-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). De Darkie's Jubilee Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1769-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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De Darkie's Jubilee