Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead

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Names
Wayburn, Ned (Composer)
Wayburn, Ned (Lyricist)
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 women
Money
African Americans
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover design includes drawing of an elegantly dressed African American woman; 3 inset drawing show various activities of the woman.

Content : Summary: Describes the African American woman Creole Sarah, who is so "hot" in spending her money that she sits on ice; her philosophy is that one should spend and enjoy money while one is alive; the 2nd verse describes an interaction with two African American men, one of whom is trying to sell a life insurance policy.

Content : Cover includes photograph of Ned Wayburn.

Statement of Responsibility: Words and music by Ned Wayburn.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 9cdefc50-c595-012f-7f14-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 31, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead