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Title
When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C
Additional title: Ho, ho, ho, ho! You ought to hear her sing. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Susan Thompson went to see a colored show one night. [first line of song]
Names
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Composer)
Von Tilzer, Harry (1872-1946) (Lyricist)
Raymond, Lizzie B. (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Wm. C. Dunn & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African American women singers
Humorous songs
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: An instantaneous & most emphatic hit ... sung with great success by Lizzie B. Raymond. Cover includes photograph of Lizzie B. Raymond.
Content: Summary: Susan Thompson, apparently an African American woman, goes to see a show, when another African American suggests she sing; she thinks she does well, but others realize that her voice is so bad it's entertaining.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Harry Von Tilzer.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): cc4042c0-c595-012f-b932-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1872: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1946: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef78-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef78-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef78-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C