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Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead / words and music by Ned Wayburn.
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Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead / words and music by Ned Wayburn.  [A wench named "Creole Sarah" is the envy of her race. [first...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  Spend your money while you live, or I spect to be a long time dead / words and music by Ned Wayburn.

Alternate Title(s)

: A wench named "Creole Sarah" is the envy of her race. [first line of song] Title 2.) I 'spec to be a long time dead. [alternative title] Title 3.) Spend your money while you live dis advice to you ah give. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Wayburn, Ned -- Lyricist
Wayburn, Ned -- Composer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 4 p. ; 35 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes drawing of an elegantly dressed African American woman; 3 inset drawing show various activities of the woman. Note 2.) Summary: Describes the African American woman Creole Sarah, who is so "hot" in spending her money that she sits on ice; her philosophy is that one should spend and enjoy money while one is alive; the 2nd verse describes an interaction with two African American men, one of whom is trying to sell a life insurance policy. Note 3.) Cover includes photograph of Ned Wayburn.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Music Division

Digital ID

: 1256599

Record ID

: 609648

Digital Item Published

: 6-1-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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