What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price

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Names
Evans, George (1870-1915) (Composer)
Evans, George (1870-1915) (Lyricist)
Evans, George (1870-1915) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African American men
Humorous songs
Lynching
Craps (Game)
Finance, Personal
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : On cover: Sung by the author Geo. Evans (the honey boy). Cover includes thumbnail photograph of George Evans.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator describes Ephraim Jones, an African American who loses his money at a crap game; the head of the game asks him to leave; he goes to his girlfriend, but she doesn't want him now that he's lost his money; he goes to a chicken coop but the chickens tell him that if he has no money he should leave; he attempts to kill himself by tieing a rope around his neck to a horse, but is captured by Whitecaps who then lynch him so that other African Americans can see his fate.

Content : Cover design contains drawings of flowers and leaves.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Geo. Evans.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: c4f2bf70-c595-012f-71da-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1870: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1915: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price