You can take your trunk and go to Harlem

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Title
You can take your trunk and go to Harlem
Additional title: The other night there was a fight in the room right next to me. [first line of song]
Additional title: You can take your trunk and go to Harlem. [first line of chorus]
Names
Hart, Joseph (1858-1921) (Composer)
Hart, Joseph (1858-1921) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: T.B. Harms & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
African Americans
Jealousy
Quarreling
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of an African American man and woman in a room; the man has a trunk on his shoulders, and the woman is pointing accusingly at the door.
Content: Summary: A neighbor overhears the African American couple next door quarreling: she tells him he must leave because she found a love letter in his coat written to another woman.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Joseph Hart.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e2021b90-c595-012f-aaa1-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1921: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You can take your trunk and go to Harlem" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef48-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You can take your trunk and go to Harlem" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 25, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef48-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). You can take your trunk and go to Harlem Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef48-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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You can take your trunk and go to Harlem