De Coonville grand cake-walk

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Title
De Coonville grand cake-walk
Additional title: Oh dare gwine to be a cakewalk in de town. [first line]
Additional title: Walking for dat sugar coated cake. [first line of chorus]
Names
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Composer)
Reed, David (1872-1946) (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York ; Chicago
Publisher: M. Witmark & Sons
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans
Cakewalk (Dance)
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover illustration shows an ethnic stereotyped image of an African American man and woman smiling, well-dressed, arm in arm; the woman carries a fan, the man carries a top hat. On right side is a cake with the caption: Darkey event au fait.
Content: On cover: The "big thing" in coon songs.
Content: Summary: In stereotyped ethnic language, the narrator looks forward to the town's calkwalk, and knows that he and his wife will dance better than all others.
Statement of responsibility: written and composed by Dave Reed Jr.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fd96a460-c590-012f-da32-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1872: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1946: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De Coonville grand cake-walk" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896 - 1896. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "De Coonville grand cake-walk" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 16, 2018. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896 - 1896). De Coonville grand cake-walk Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc3b-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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De Coonville grand cake-walk