Good things come high

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Good things come high
Additional title: I got a nigger as black as coal, I used to love him 'pon my soul [First line of song]
Van, Gladys (Performer)
Havez, Jean (1874-1925) (Lyricist)
Herbert, W. W. (Composer)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
African American men
Poor persons -- 1800-1899
Courtship -- 1800-1899
Sheet music
Content: On cover: sung with great success by the clever little comedienne Gladys Van.
Content: Inset of photograph of Gladys Van [?] on left hand side of cover.
Statement of responsibility: words by Jean C. Havez ; music by W.W. Herbert.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 32 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8d0376a0-c594-012f-d111-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

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

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Good things come high" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 27, 2017.

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Good things come high