There's no nigger, cutting any figure, when I go out for a promenade with Sally! [first line of chorus]

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Names
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Lyricist)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Singer)
Cohan, George M. (George Michael) (1878-1942) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Spaulding & Gray
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Sexual attraction
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover includes caricature of an African American couple walking together.

Content : On cover: May Irwin's new "coon" song...sung by May Irwin. Cover includes photograph of May Irwin in profile.

Content : Summary: The narrator admires and describes his girlfriend Sally who lives in Hot Tamale Alley.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by May Irwin ; music by Geo. M. Cohan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 207052d0-c591-012f-98cc-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1862: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1938: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "There's no nigger, cutting any figure, when I go out for a promenade with Sally! [first line of chorus]" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "There's no nigger, cutting any figure, when I go out for a promenade with Sally! [first line of chorus]" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 26, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). There's no nigger, cutting any figure, when I go out for a promenade with Sally! [first line of chorus] Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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There's no nigger, cutting any figure, when I go out for a promenade with Sally! [first line of chorus]