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Got your habits on
Additional title: De niggers aint a bit like dey use to be since old Abey Lincoln he done set dem free [First line of song]
Additional title: To git his habits on got your habits on and when dey learn how to read and write why most of dem niggers just think they're white [First line of chorus]
Tyers, Wm. H. (William H.) (1876-1924) (Arranger)
Wilson, George (Singer)
Queen, John (Lyricist)
Queen, John (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Feists & Frankenthaler
Library locations
Music Division
African American men
African American women
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
Sheet music
Content: Dedication on title page: "Respectfully dedicated to my sister Mrs. Dave Hennessey."
Content: Inset of photograph on cover of George Wilson in blackface.
Content: On cover: sung with immense success by George Wilson.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by John Queen ; arr. by Wm. H. Tyers.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8dbf7270-c594-012f-583e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1876: Creator Born
  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1924: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Got your habits on