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Title
A hot time in the old town
Additional title: Come along get you ready wear your bran, bran new gown. [first line]
Additional title: When you hear dem a bells go ding, ling ling. [first line of chorus]
Names
Metz, Theodore A., 1848-1936 (Composer)
Hayden, Joe (Lyricist)
Sabel, Josephine (1866-1945) (Actor)
Hubby, Lester M. (Owner)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1896

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1896
Place: New York
Publisher: Willis Woodward & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Cotton Pickers -- United States
African Americans -- 1890-1899 -- Social life
Revivals
Cotton picking
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Cover printed primarily in orange ink; photograph printed in dark green.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover: Wehman, 130 & 132 Park Row, New York.
Content: Former owner's stamp and signature on cover at top right: Lester M. Hubby.
Content: Cover drawing includes a scene of African Americans picking cotton in a cottonfield. Two men carry baskets of cotton on their shoulders. Another man is seated playing a banjo.
Content: On cover: As sung by Josephine Sabel. Cover includes photograph of Josephine Sabel.
Content: Summary: The narrator invites people to a revival meeting and describes some of the people and social customs to be seen there.
Statement of responsibility: words by Joe. Hayden ; music by Theo. A. Metz.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21757455
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 229c1710-c591-012f-40f4-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1848: Creator Born
  • 1896: Issued
  • 1936: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A hot time in the old town" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1896. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "A hot time in the old town" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1896). A hot time in the old town Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-fc6e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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A hot time in the old town