The wedding of the Chinee and the Coon

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Title
The wedding of the Chinee and the Coon
Additional title: heard there's gwine to be a mighty jubilee. [first line]
Additional title: This strange amalgamation twixt these two funny nations gwine to cause an awful jamble soon. [first line of chorus]
Names
Johnson, Billy (1858-1916) (Lyricist)
Cole, Bob (1868-1911) (Composer)
Morse, Theodore F. (1873-1924) (Arranger)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1897

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1897
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Chinese
African Americans
Interracial marriage
Miscegenation
Razor blades
Betrothal
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Wedding ceremony of Chinese woman and African-American man (caricature).
Statement of responsibility: words by Billy Johnson ; music by Bob Cole.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b9304f60-c592-012f-2f83-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1858: Creator Born
  • 1897: Issued
  • 1916: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The wedding of the Chinee and the Coon" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1897. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1878-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The wedding of the Chinee and the Coon" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 21, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1878-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1897). The wedding of the Chinee and the Coon Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47de-1878-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The wedding of the Chinee and the Coon