Wing Lee's rag-time clock

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Title
Wing Lee's rag-time clock
Additional title: By the sad sea waves. Wing Lee's rag-time clock. [uniform title]
Additional title: No likee ragtime, no likee coon, all lookee samee to me. [first line of song]
Additional title: Wing Lee bought a clock the other day. [first line of song]
Names
Trahern, Al (Composer)
Trahern, Al (Lyricist)
Mathews and Bulger (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Copyright Date: 1899
Date Issued: 1900
Place: New York
Publisher: Myll Bros.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
African Americans
Chinese Americans
Musicals
Ragtime music
Dancing -- United States -- 1891-1900
Genres
Sheet music
Notes
Content: On cover: Sung by Mathews and Bulger in By the sad sea waves. Cover includes a photograph of Mathews and Bulger in costume.
Content: Published as the supplement of the New York Journal and Advertiser. Sunday, Sept. 2, 1900, pp. 5-8.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator tells of Wing Lee who bought a clock that rang in ragtime; because of this, African Americans broke into his store in order to dance; furious, Wing Lee called the police, but the officer was also an African American who began to dance, leaving Wing Lee frustrated.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Al. Trahern.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 p. ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d8f59190-c595-012f-b4a2-58d385a7bc34
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 (Approximate)
  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Wing Lee's rag-time clock" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1900. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Wing Lee's rag-time clock" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 30, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1900). Wing Lee's rag-time clock Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Wing Lee's rag-time clock