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Ain't dat a shame
Additional title: Ain't dat a shame, a measly shame. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: One dark and stormy night, the rain was falling fast. [first line]
Queen, John (Lyricist)
Wilson, Walter (Composer)
Lawson, Lillie (Singer)
Hennessey, Goosie (Dedicatee)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place Term: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser ; Maurice Richmond Music Co. Inc.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal conflict
Sheet music
Content : Dedication on cover: To my niece - Miss Goosie Hennessey.

Content : On cover: Lillie Lawson.

Content : On cover: An African American man with his hand in pocket. [caricature]

Statement of Responsibility: Words by John Queen ; music by Walter Wilson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 935d04e0-c597-012f-ec6e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Ain't dat a shame