Wing Lee's rag-time clock

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Names
Trahern, Al (Composer)
Trahern, Al (Lyricist)
Mathews and Bulger (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Date Issued: 1900
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Myll Bros.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Chinese Americans
Musicals
Ragtime music
Dancing -- United States -- 1891-1900
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : On cover: Sung by Mathews and Bulger in By the sad sea waves. Cover includes a photograph of Mathews and Bulger in costume.

Content : Published as the supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser. Sunday, Sept. 2, 1900, pp. 5-8.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator tells of Wing Lee who bought a clock that rang in ragtime; because of this, African Americans broke into his store in order to dance; furious, Wing Lee called the police, but the officer was also an African American who began to dance, leaving Wing Lee frustrated.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Al. Trahern.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: d8f59190-c595-012f-b4a2-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Copyright date (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Wing Lee's rag-time clock" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1900. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Wing Lee's rag-time clock" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1900). Wing Lee's rag-time clock Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Wing Lee's rag-time clock