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When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town / words by Wm. Jerome ; music by Jean Schwartz
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When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town / words by Wm. Jerome ; music by Jean Schwartz  [Bill Johnson said to Mandy Snow "would you like to go to the...]


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:  When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town / words by Wm. Jerome ; music by Jean Schwartz

Alternate Title(s)

: Bill Johnson said to Mandy Snow "would you like to go to the minstrel show?" [first line of song] Title 2.) I don't like them minstrel folks and I doesn't care for the endmen's jokes. [first line of chorus] Title 3.) I don't like them minstrel folks. [alternative title] Title 4.) King's carnival. When Mr. Shakespeare comes to town. [uniform title]

Creator(s)

: Jerome, William, 1865-1932 -- Lyricist
Schwartz, Jean, 1878-1956 -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Carus, Emma, 1878-1927 -- Singer

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 35 cm.

Notes

: Cover design includes drawing of a well-dressed African American man and woman outside a minstrel theater playing Shakespeare's Hamlet. Note 2.) Descriptive subtitle on cover: coon song and chorus. Note 3.) On cover: Successfully sung by Miss Emma Carus; cover includes thumbnail photograph of Emma Carus. Note 4.) 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.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1901

Location

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

Digital ID

: 2001263

Record ID

: 1935989

Digital Item Published

: 2-17-2011; updated 3-25-2011

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