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Enjoy yourselves
Additional title: Enjoy yourselves, keep all yer razors in yer inside pocket. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Last night de darkies had a jubilee, mm. [first line of song]
Walker, George (1873-1911) (Singer)
Williams, Bert (1874-1922) (Singer)
Ward, Chas. B. (Composer)
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Lyricist)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, describes a jubilee held the previous night, mentioning participating individuals; after drinking, then describes that the evening ended with a fight at which the participants pulled razors.
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover and beneath caption title: Eccentric coon song.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by the two real coons Williams and Walker. Cover includes lithograph of Bert Williams and George Walker in blackface, one well-dressed holding a cane, and the other wearing more modest clothing.
Statement of responsibility: words by Dave Reed Jr. ; music by Chas. B. Ward.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 080bb690-c592-012f-ce42-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1873: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1911: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Enjoy yourselves