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Ballin' the jack
Burris, Jim (Lyricist)
Smith, Chris, 1879-1949 (Composer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1913

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1913
Place: New York
Publisher: J. W. Stern
Library locations
Music Division
Shelf locator: Music (Sheet) 98-119
Content: Cover photograph insert of Holton Herr and Janet McIlwaine.
Content: First line of chorus: First you put your two knees close up tight.
Content: First line of text: Folks in Georgia's 'bout to go insane.
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Song for voice and piano.
Funding: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Statement of responsibility: words by Jim Burris ; music by Chris Smith.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (5 p.) : ill. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b10826013
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14527924
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fd5ed7b0-c641-012f-5777-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1913: Created
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballin' the jack" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1913.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ballin' the jack" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 26, 2023.

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1913). Ballin' the jack Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Ballin' the  jack