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Title
Playing on de golden strings
Additional title: Hot old time. Playing on de golden strings. [uniform title]
Additional title: I'll play on de golden strings, yes play on de golden strings. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Pick up the banjo, let us have a song. [first line of song]
Additional title: Playing on the golden strings. [alternative title]
Names
Speck, Samuel H. (Composer)
Speck, Samuel H. (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: W. J. Fielding & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Banjos
African Americans
Musicals
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: As sung in the Rays' howling success Hot old time."
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language and imagery, the narrator describes the joy he has while playing a banjo.
Content: Cover design includes 2 drawings of an older balding man, one with a stern expression, the other with a smiling expression.
Content: Dedication on cover: Dedicated to Daphne.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Samuel H. Speck.
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6d3d05e0-c595-012f-0891-58d385a7bc34
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
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Playing on de golden strings" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efe8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Playing on de golden strings" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efe8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Playing on de golden strings Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-efe8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Playing on de golden strings