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Title
De swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town
Additional title: Dere are coons in every part of dis here country. [first line]
Additional title: For I'm de swellest ladies coon in dis here town. [first line of chorus]
Names
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Composer)
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Lyricist)
Primrose, Geo. H. (George H.) (b. 1852) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: [New York]
Publisher: Primrose & West Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Dandies -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1890-1899
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: George H. Primrose's great coon hit. Cover includes portrait photograph of George H. Primrose, and full-length photograph of him in blackface, carrying a walking stick.
Content: Summary: In stereotyped language, the narrator describes a convention of African Americans in New York, describing various types, after which he says he's the best of all; others are jealous but they do not compare.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Harry von Tilzer.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fbd78a50-c591-012f-d1e7-58d385a7bc34
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 swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897 - 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-176a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-176a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897 - 1897). De swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-176a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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De swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town