I ain't seen no messenger boy

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Title
I ain't seen no messenger boy
Additional title: A hungry looking coon just come to town, told about his past life [First line of song]
Additional title: Deed I aint seen no messenger boy [First line of chorus]
Names
Bivins, Nathan (Composer)
Bivins, Nathan (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Hugo V. Schlam
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Messengers -- 1800-1899
Telegrams
Marital conflict
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover illustration features an African American woman looking down a path with a messenger boy sitting behind her on a park bench.
Content: On cover inset of photograh of white woman looking as though she is holding an small African American messenger boy in the air with one hand.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Nathan Bivins.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a4f23470-c594-012f-3da4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1899: Copyright date
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I ain't seen no messenger boy" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec63-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I ain't seen no messenger boy" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec63-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). I ain't seen no messenger boy Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ec63-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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I ain't seen no messenger boy