I got a place to eat I got a place to sleep I got a plenty good clothes to wear [First line of chorus]

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Names
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Composer)
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Lyricist)
Johnson, Billy (1858-1916) (Composer)
Johnson, Billy (1858-1916) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African American men
Rich people
Contentment
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Second smaller illustration in bottom right-hand of cover is of a split watermelon with 2 straight razors labeled with Cole and Johnson laying on top of the melo and a bottle of gin sitting next to it. A small chicken head is seen peaking over the watermelon.

Content : On cover: sung by Cole and Johnson at the N.Y. Casino Roof Garden in thier comic skit "Coontown Society."

Content : Cover illustration features an African American man wearing a top hat with bills in one hand and poker chips in the other.

Content : Photograph of Cole & Johnson on cover.

Statement of Responsibility: By Bob Cole and Billy Johnson.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 0d6d7010-c595-012f-40a3-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1868: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1911: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I got a place to eat I got a place to sleep I got a plenty good clothes to wear [First line of chorus]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I got a place to eat I got a place to sleep I got a plenty good clothes to wear [First line of chorus]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 19, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). I got a place to eat I got a place to sleep I got a plenty good clothes to wear [First line of chorus] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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I got a place to eat I got a place to sleep I got a plenty good clothes to wear [First line of chorus]