Swing 'round and let her flicker

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Title
Swing 'round and let her flicker
Additional title: Come ladies, come gen'lmen, and all you fellow citizens. [first line of song]
Additional title: Swing around and let her flicker, can't fool dis peski nigger. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Swinger arounder rounder anda leter reter flicker ricker. [first line of chorus]
Names
Wade, T. Addison (Singer)
Dietz, Carl P. (Composer)
Dietz, Carl P. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: Milwaukee
Publisher: Joseph Flanner
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Dance -- 1890-1899
African Americans
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Sung with great success by T. Addison Wade, character song impersonator. Cover includes photograph of T. Addison Wade.
Content: On cover: The first and only original song published in "scrap iron time." Chorus includes alternative text whose scansion is continuous eighth notes.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, An African American encourages attendance at the night's festival; he warns against violence for people to stay away from Ophelia Noonin' for she is his girlfriend; the chorus describes the frenzy during dancing.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Carl P. Dietz.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ab99ae50-c595-012f-cb40-58d385a7bc34
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

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Swing 'round and let her flicker" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef99-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Swing 'round and let her flicker" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 19, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef99-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Swing 'round and let her flicker Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef99-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Swing 'round and let her flicker