I want a coon to match my own complexion

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Title
I want a coon to match my own complexion
Additional title: De coons are all excited. [first line]
Additional title: I want a coon to match my own complexion. [first line of chorus]
Names
O'Brien, Thos. (Dedicatee)
Heelan, Will A. (Lyricist)
Ward, Chas. B. (Composer)
O'Brien, Tom (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1898

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1898
Date Issued: 1898
Place: New York ; London
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co. ; Francis, Day & Hunter
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Food service employees
African Americans -- Race identity
Women employees
Dismissal of employees
Man-woman relationships
Larceny
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Dedication: Respectfully dedicated to Mr. Thos. O'Brien.
Statement of responsibility: words by Will, A. Heelan ; music by Chas. B. Ward.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 36724dc0-c593-012f-3e9b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1898: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I want a coon to match my own complexion" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898 - 1898. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f0f5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I want a coon to match my own complexion" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 25, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f0f5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1898 - 1898). I want a coon to match my own complexion Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-f0f5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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I want a coon to match my own complexion