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Names
Trahern, Al (Lyricist)
Crosby, Warner (Composer)
Parker, Frank (Cover designer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place Term: New York
Publisher: A.W. Tams
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African American women
Aristocracy (Social class)
Cakewalks
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Summary: Using stereotyped language and terms, the narrator describes Topsy, a well-bred African American woman.

Content : Cover design by Frank Parker includes drawing of a woman with a hat.

Content : Published as the Sunday Wolrd Music Album; supplement to the New York World. Sunday, Dec. 17, 1899.

Content : Song begins with 16 measures of piano music labeled Cake-walk.

Content : Pages 5-6 also contains voice-only music and text for the songs "The Tottenham toreador" by Edward Kent (p. 5) and "The village wedding" by A.E. Lawrence and Geo. Lester.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Al. Trahern ; music by Warner Crosby.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: b679e9b0-c595-012f-cf88-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Topsy's in town" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Topsy's in town" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 4, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Topsy's in town Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Topsy's in town