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Go 'way trouble
Additional title: Go 'way trouble, go annudder way, go 'way trouble, come annudder day. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Red cow singing and a shoutin' at the moon, go 'way trouble, go' way! [first line]
Fitzgibbon, Dave (Composer)
Arnold, Chas. (Lyricist)
Harrison, Frances (Dedicatee)
Harrison, Frances (Singer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans -- Social life
Avoidance (Psychology)
Sheet music
Content : On cover: Melodie la Africaine, sung with great success by Frances Harrison and her "Black boys." Incldues photograph of Frances Harrison and 4 African American men, with heads on top of each other.

Content : Summary: In stereotyped language, describes supposed scenes from African American life while admonishing to stay away from trouble.

Content : Dedication on cover at top center: Dedicated to Miss Frances Harrison.

Content : Includes 8 bars of piano music after chorus labeled Dance, and 2 bars labeled Break.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Chas. W. Arnold ; music by Dave Fitzgibbon.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 17a96830-c591-012f-9aaf-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Go 'way trouble