Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead

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Title
Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead
Additional title: A wench named "Creole Sarah" is the envy of her race. [first line of song]
Additional title: I 'spec to be a long time dead. [alternative title]
Additional title: Spend your money while you live dis advice to you ah give. [first line of chorus]
Names
Wayburn, Ned (Composer)
Wayburn, Ned (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American women
Money
African Americans
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover design includes drawing of an elegantly dressed African American woman; 3 inset drawing show various activities of the woman.
Content: Summary: Describes the African American woman Creole Sarah, who is so "hot" in spending her money that she sits on ice; her philosophy is that one should spend and enjoy money while one is alive; the 2nd verse describes an interaction with two African American men, one of whom is trying to sell a life insurance policy.
Content: Cover includes photograph of Ned Wayburn.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Ned Wayburn.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9cdefc50-c595-012f-7f14-58d385a7bc34
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. "Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 11, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efd7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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