When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town

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Title
When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town
Additional title: Bill Johnson said to Mandy Snow "would you like to go to the minstrel show?" [first line of song]
Additional title: I don't like them minstrel folks and I doesn't care for the endmen's jokes. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I don't like them minstrel folks. [alternative title]
Additional title: King's carnival. When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town. [uniform title]
Names
Bulger, Harry (Singer)
Jerome, William (1865-1932) (Lyricist)
Schwartz, Jean (1878-1956) (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Copyright Date: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland and Dresser
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans -- Social life -- 1900-1909
Minstrel shows
Social mobility
African Americans
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of a well-dressed African American man and woman outside a minstrel theater playing Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom center: Hitchcock's, 11 Park Row, N.Y.
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover: coon song and chorus.
Content: On cover: Introduced with great success by chief Harry Bulger in "The king's carnival" at the New York Theatre. Cover includes thumbnail photograph of Harry Bulger.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, describes an African American man wants to take his woman friend to a minstrel show but she, trying to imitate the upper classes, doesn't like the music or jokes of minstrel shows and prefers Shakespeare.
Statement of responsibility: words by Wm. Jerome ; music by Jean Schwartz
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 645e3980-c599-012f-2e95-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

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

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When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town