Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate

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Title
Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate
Additional title: Niggars will all hab to stay down heah. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: When a coon of occupation sought to reach de heabenly nation. [first line]
Names
Allen, Sam. E. (Composer)
Allen, Sam. E. (Lyricist)
Wall, Stephen A. (Arranger)
Patterson, Kerr (Dedicatee)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: [London ; New York ; [etc.]
Publisher: Allen & Dempsey ; Wenzlik Supply Co. ; [etc.]
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans
Gates
Heaven
Padlocks
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Dedication above caption title: Inscribed to my friend ex judge Kerr Paterson [i.e. Patterson], N.J.
Content: Cover drawing shows two stone columns between which is a metal gate with an enlarged padlock.
Content: Summary: In stereotyped ethnic language, the narrator describes a black man who goes to heaven but finds the "golden gate" locked; he comes back down to earth to tell his fellow congregation, who are upset about the situation; they resolve to steal the padlock from the gate.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at top right: R. S. Gutman, manufacturer & importer of musical instrumetns, strings, &c., no. 3 Ave A corner firs, near Houston St., New York.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Sam. E. Allen.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f7b02030-c591-012f-b449-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1897: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1763-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1763-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1763-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate