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What'd yo' do wid de letter Mr. Johnson

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Title
What'd yo' do wid de letter Mr. Johnson
Additional title: Come here, Mister Johnson, for I want to have a talk with you. [first line of song]
Additional title: I humbly beg yo' pardon, Mrs. Johnson. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: Little duchess. What'd yo' do wid de letter Mr. Johnson. [uniform title]
Names
Rosenfeld, Monroe H. (Composer)
Rosenfeld, Monroe H. (Lyricist)
Held, Anna, 1877?-1918 (Singer)
Eddy, Henry B. (Henry Brevoort) (1872-1935) (Cover designer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1902
Place: New York
Publisher: New York American and Journal
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American men
Musicals
Theft
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Above caption title: Introduced by Anna Held in her present sparkling success The little duchess at the N.Y. Casino.
Content: Cover design by Henry Brevoort Eddy includes drawing of an African American woman in sihouette profile with her right hand raised in a scolding manner.
Content: On cover: Anna Held's latest coon song success; cover includes photograph of Anna Held.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator describes a dialogue between an African American woman and an African American butler who is portrayed as dishonest but apologetic.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Monroe H. Rosenfeld
Date: Copyright date: 1901
Physical Description
Extent: 4 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6138a610-c599-012f-b17f-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

  • 1902: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What'd yo' do wid de letter Mr. Johnson" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1902. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97db0402-fa28-5826-e040-e00a180608d1

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "What'd yo' do wid de letter Mr. Johnson" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 15, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97db0402-fa28-5826-e040-e00a180608d1

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1902). What'd yo' do wid de letter Mr. Johnson Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/97db0402-fa28-5826-e040-e00a180608d1

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What'd yo' do wid de letter Mr. Johnson