The coon with the big white spot

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Title
The coon with the big white spot
Additional title: Dark night, always was a loo-loo. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: There's a story going 'round, where e'er a coon is found. [first line]
Names
Gurney, Frank J. (Composer)
Gurney, Frank J. (Lyricist)
Irwin, Flora (1858 or 9-1930) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1895

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1895
Date Issued: 1895
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans
Hoodoo (Cult)
Cardsharping
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover illustration shows a stereotyped drawing of an African American made to look like a person in blackface, a white spot on his left cheek, wearing a top hat, dressed in jacket with a tie and striped pants, and 3 dice at his feet.
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by Miss Flo. Irwin, in "Gentleman Joe" Co. Also introduced with great success in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, Cal. Sung in all the leading comedies.
Content: Text of song refers to Hoodoo.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Frank J. Gurney.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1b0deb80-c590-012f-4e0b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1895: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The coon with the big white spot" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1895 - 1895. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-157e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The coon with the big white spot" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-157e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1895 - 1895). The coon with the big white spot Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-157e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The coon with the big white spot