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Coon, coon, coon
Additional title: Although it's not my color, I'm feeling mighty blue. [first line]
Additional title: Coon! Coon! Coon! I wish my color would fade. [first line of chorus]
Jefferson, Gene (Lyricist)
Friedman, Leo (1869-1927) (Composer)
Johnson, Dora Dean (1873?-1949) (Singer)
Johnson, Charles Ellis (1857-1926) (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1900

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1900
Date Issued: 1900
Place: Chicago
Publisher: Sol. Bloom
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
African Americans -- Race identity
Passing (Identity)
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal conflict
Sheet music
Content: On cover: Johnson and Dean.
Statement of responsibility: words by Gene Jefferson ; music by Leo Friedman.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 22ae4040-c596-012f-26bb-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1900: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Coon, coon, coon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1900 - 1900.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Coon, coon, coon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 24, 2016.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1900 - 1900). Coon, coon, coon Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Coon, coon, coon