There aint no use to keep on hanging around

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Title
There aint no use to keep on hanging around
Additional 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]
Names
Jones, Irving (Composer)
Jones, Irving (Lyricist)
Parker, Frank (Cover designer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Feist & Frankenthaler
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American men
African American women
Quarreling
Humorous songs
Man-woman relationships
African Americans
Ragtime music
Genres
Vocal scores with piano
Notes
Content: 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 Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b2107b70-c595-012f-69f8-58d385a7bc34
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. "There aint no use to keep on hanging around" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "There aint no use to keep on hanging around" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). There aint no use to keep on hanging around Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efa2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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There aint no use to keep on hanging around