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Everything is Rag-time now
Additional title: A coon once went to serenade his lady, hesang her all the love songs dat he knew [First line of song]
Additional title: Don't yo' sing er play another thing but "all coons look a like t'me" [First line of chorus]
Smith, George Totten (Lyricist)
Kaiser, Robert A. (Composer)
Mack, Tom (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Hylands, Spencer & Yeager
Library locations
Music Division
Ragtime music
Sheet music
Content : Cover includes inset of photograph of Tom Mack.

Content : Cover design is color illustration of white man in black face playing a banjo and singing to a woman in black face looking out of her window.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by George Totten Smith ; music by Robert A. Kaiser.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 713a0430-c594-012f-42af-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Everything is Rag-time now" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Everything is Rag-time now" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 10, 2016.

APA Format

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Everything is Rag-time now