I can stand for your color but your hair won't do

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Title
I can stand for your color but your hair won't do
Additional title: Abe Johnson is a yaller man and he stands high in life. [first line]
Additional title: I can stand for your color but your hair won't do. [first line of chorus]
Names
Johnson, Billy (1858-1916) (Lyricist)
Johnson, Billy (1858-1916) (Composer)
Lucas, Sam (1840-1916) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Copyright Date: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser ; Maurice Richmond Music Co. Inc.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African Americans
Hairstyles -- United States -- 1900-1909
Wigs -- 1900-1909
Hair
Man-woman relationships
Men's dreams
Interpersonal conflict
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: An African American couple. [caricature]
Content: On cover: Photograph of Sam Lucas.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Billy Johnson.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (8 p.) ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1cade750-c598-012f-8dce-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

  • 1858: Creator Born
  • 1901: Copyright date
  • 1901: Issued
  • 1916: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I can stand for your color but your hair won't do" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/90c78ea7-7cd5-58e2-e040-e00a1806168c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "I can stand for your color but your hair won't do" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 18, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/90c78ea7-7cd5-58e2-e040-e00a1806168c

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). I can stand for your color but your hair won't do Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/90c78ea7-7cd5-58e2-e040-e00a1806168c

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I can stand for your color but your hair won't do