When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back

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Names
Starmer (Cover designer)
Wilson, Charles A. (Lyricist)
Berliner, Leo E. (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Leo. E. Berliner & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans -- Clothing & dress
Humorous songs
African Americans
Finance, Personal
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : On cover: Song with chorus in cake walk tempo.

Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language and dialect, an African American woman tells an African American man that he has squandered his money, so he shouldn't come to her for assistance.

Content : Cover design by Starmer includes two caricature drawings: 1) four African American men are seated at a table playing cards; 2) a well-dressed African American man is being yelled at by his wife.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Chas. A. Wilson ; music by Leo E. Berliner.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 38 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: c5c1fa00-c595-012f-35bc-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back