All coons look alike to meAdditional title: All coons look alike to me, I've got another beau, you see. [first line of chorus]Additional title: Talk about a coon a having trouble, I think I have enough of ma own. [first line]
NamesHogan, Ernest (1865-1909) (Composer)Hoffmann, Max (1873-1963) (Arranger)Hogan, Ernest (1865-1909) (Lyricist)
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1896Place: New YorkPublisher: The New York Public Library
Library locationsMusic DivisionShelf locator: Music (Sheet) 99-303
TopicsSongs with pianoAfrican AmericansBlackface entertainersSeparation (Psychology)Ragtime music
GenresSheet musicSheet music covers
NotesContent: First line of chorus: All coons look alike to me.Content: First line of text: Talk about a coon a having trouble.Content: For voice and piano.Content: Introduced with great success by May Irwin, in the 'Widow Jones Co.'--Top of cover.Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.Content: On cover: May Irwin's new coon song hits...sung by her in the successful comedy "Courted into court." Includes a photograph of May Irwin with a reproduction of her signature.Content: On last page of music: Choice chorus, with Negro rag" accompaniment, arr. by Max Hoffmann.Content: On p. 4 [i.e. 6]: Choice chorus, with Negro "rag" accompaniment, arr. by Max Hoffmann.Content: Page  contains advertisement for a list of coon songs.Content: Summary: The narrator is upset because his girlfriend has abandoned him, claiming he looks like all others. He's unaware if he treated her poorly.Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923Statement of responsibility: words and music by Ernest Hogan.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 vocal score (4 p.) : ill. ; 36 cm.
Type of ResourceNotated music
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPG99-C772NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14654732Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f6b1a020-c641-012f-de1d-58d385a7bc34
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