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Title
A hot time in the old town
Additional title: Come along get you ready wear your bran, bran new gown. [first line]
Additional title: When you hear dem a bells go ding, ling ling. [first line of chorus]

Names
Metz, Theodore A. (1848-1936 ) (Composer)
Hayden, Joe (Lyricist)
Sabel, Josephine (1866-1945) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place Term: New York
Publisher: Willis Woodward & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Cotton Pickers -- United States
African Americans -- Social life -- 1890-1899
Revivals
Cotton picking
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content : Cover drawing includes a scene of African Americans picking cotton in a cottonfield. Two men carry baskets of cotton on their shoulders. Another man is seated playing a banjo.

Content : Cover printed primarily in brown ink; photograph printed in black.

Content : On cover: As sung by Josephine Sabel. Cover includes photograph of Josephine Sabel.

Content : Summary: The narrator invites people to a revival meeting and describes some of the people and social customs to be seen there.

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Joe. Hayden ; music by Theo. A. Metz.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
UUID: 21ebad30-c591-012f-f9a1-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1848: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1936: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A hot time in the old town" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A hot time in the old town" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 31, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). A hot time in the old town Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A hot time in the old town