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Title
Crappy Dan de spo'tin' man
Additional title: My name is Crappy Dan I'm a spo'tin' man. [first line]
Additional title: When Crappy Dan's a' comin' yo' can hear de niggahs runnin'. [first line of chorus]
Names
Trevathan, Charles E. (Composer)
Trevathan, Charles E. (Lyricist)
Irwin, May (1862-1938) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: Boston ; New York ; Chicago
Publisher: White-Smith Music Pub. Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Poor African Americans
Gambling
Gamblers
Deception -- 1800-1899
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Drawn cover illustration by L. S. Fisher is of a stereotyped well-dressed African American man with bowler hat, smoking a cigar, with cane tucked under his right arm, in a stance suggestive of gambling.
Content: Summary: Crappy Dan introduces himself as a successful gambler with bones [dice]; most are afraid of his prowess, but he reveals that the dice are weighted to give him sevens.
Content: On cover: May Irwin's latest character success! Cover includes portrait photograph of May Irwin and a reproduction of her signature.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Chas. E. Trevathan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f65a2920-c590-012f-fb69-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Crappy Dan de spo'tin' man" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Crappy Dan de spo'tin' man" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). Crappy Dan de spo'tin' man Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Crappy Dan de spo'tin' man