When Mr. Shakespeare comes to townAdditional title: Bill Johnson said to Mandy Snow "would you like to go to the minstrel show?" [first line of song]Additional title: I don't like them minstrel folks and I doesn't care for the endmen's jokes. [first line of chorus]Additional title: I don't like them minstrel folks. [alternative title]Additional title: King's carnival. When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town. [uniform title]
NamesClark, Billy (Singer)Jerome, William (1865-1932) (Lyricist)Schwartz, Jean (1878-1956) (Composer)
American popular songs
Sheet music, 1901
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1901Copyright Date: 1901Place: New YorkPublisher: Howley, Haviland and Dresser
Library locationsMusic Division
TopicsSongsAfrican Americans -- Social life -- 1900-1909Minstrel showsSocial mobilityAfrican Americans
NotesContent: Descriptive subtitle on cover: coon song and chorus.Content: Cover design includes drawing of a well-dressed African American man and woman outside a minstrel theater playing Shakespeare's Hamlet.Content: On cover: Sung with immense success by Billy Clark; cover includes a thumbnail photograph of Billy Clark in blackface.Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, describes an African American man wants to take his woman friend to a minstrel show but she, trying to imitate the upper classes, doesn't like the music or jokes of minstrel shows and prefers Shakespeare.Statement of responsibility: words by Wm. Jerome ; music by Jean Schwartz
Physical DescriptionExtent: 8 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of ResourceNotated music
IdentifiersUniversal Unique Identifier (UUID): 65d85a20-c599-012f-1994-58d385a7bc34
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