There aint no use to keep on hanging aroundAdditional title: A coal-black coon and his saffron-colored wife had a ragtime debation this noon. [first line of song]Additional title: So there ain't no use to keep a'hangin' around. [first line of chorus]
NamesJones, Irving (Composer)Jones, Irving (Lyricist)Parker, Frank (Cover designer)
American popular songs
Sheet music, 1899
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1899Date Issued: 1899Place: New YorkPublisher: Feist & Frankenthaler
Library locationsMusic Division
TopicsSongsAfrican American menAfrican American womenQuarrelingHumorous songsMan-woman relationshipsAfrican AmericansRagtime music
GenresVocal scores with piano
NotesContent: Cover design by Frank Parker includes caricatures of an African American man with a walking stick, smoking a cigar, looking at the window through which his wife is holding a rolling pin and is speaking to him with a stern expression.Content: On cover: Composed expressly for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; St. Louis Post-Dispatch sheet music series of original songs, part VII.Content: Published as the supplement to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Sunday, Nov. 12, 1899.Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator describes an African American couple who met at a dance; now she wants her husband to go away because he spends too much money; the husband threatens to deface her, and she threatens to send him to jail; the conversation ends with her telling him to disappear.Statement of responsibility: words and music by Irving Jones.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 4 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of ResourceNotated music
IdentifiersUniversal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2107b70-c595-012f-69f8-58d385a7bc34
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