When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back

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Title
When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back
Additional title: I've no use for you my honey, for you haven't got no money. [first line of song]
Additional title: Oh, these clothes don't cut no figger. [first line of song]
Names
Starmer (Cover designer)
Wilson, Charles A. (Lyricist)
Berliner, Leo E. (Composer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Leo. E. Berliner & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans -- Clothing & dress
Humorous songs
African Americans
Finance, Personal
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Song with chorus in cake walk tempo.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language and dialect, an African American woman tells an African American man that he has squandered his money, so he shouldn't come to her for assistance.
Content: Cover design by Starmer includes two caricature drawings: 1) four African American men are seated at a table playing cards; 2) a well-dressed African American man is being yelled at by his wife.
Statement of responsibility: words by Chas. A. Wilson ; music by Leo E. Berliner.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 38 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c5c1fa00-c595-012f-35bc-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: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef6f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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