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Jack O' Lantern
Additional title: Does yo' like to have a fright-time. [first line]
Additional title: He's a shinnin' and a grinnin'. [first line of chorus]
Smith, Harry Bache (1860-1936) (Lyricist)
Sloane, Mae Anwerda (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Publisher: Klaw & Erlanger
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content : Descriptive subtitle: The great "Will-o-wisp" song of the "The LIberty Belles.

Content : Music supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser. Sunday, Nov. 3, 1091 - pages 5-8.

Content : On cover: Photograph of women in nightgowns in a communal bedroom ; illustrated jack o' lanterns.

Content : The Liberty Belles. [musical]

Statement of Responsibility: Words by Harry B. Smith ; music by Mae Anwerda Sloane.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
UUID: 57c12b10-c598-012f-d291-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1860: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1936: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Jack O' Lantern