The darktown colored band

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The darktown colored band
Additional title: Den oh my honey, kiss me nice, kiss me twice, um, um. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Down in Johnson's cellar meets de Darktown colored band. [first line]
Miller, Harry S. (Composer)
Miller, Harry S. (Lyricist)
Cragg, Geo. A. (Arranger)
Wehman, Henry J. (Copyright holder)

American popular songs.

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Sheet music
Content: Cover design by Wechsler shows a black woman wearing a top hat, playing a banjo; near here marches a black cherub wearing hat and carrying a baton.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at lower right: Long's music shop, 318 D Street, San Bernardino, Calif.
Content: Printed as the supplement to The San Francisco Examiner, Feb. 23, 1896.
Content: Summary: The Darktown Colored Band make everyone excited and happy.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Harry S. Miller.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 31 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fa2b5fb0-c590-012f-5371-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1896: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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The darktown colored band