Chicken Pete

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Chicken Pete
Additional title: For I do love chicken pie. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Lookey hay'r mistah chicken, I'se after you. [first line]
Wilcox, C. W. (Lyricist)
Wilcox, C. W. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: C.W. Wilcox
Library locations
Music Division
Eating & drinking
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: On cover: An African American man looks at a rooster in a tree. [caricature]
Statement of responsibility: words and music by C. W. Wilcox.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 29 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c0fcfdc0-c597-012f-146e-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Chicken Pete