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The coon with the big white spot / written and composed by Frank J. Gurney.
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The coon with the big white spot / written and composed by Frank J. Gurney.  [Dark night, always was a loo-loo. [first line of chorus]] ([c1895])


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Image Title

:  The coon with the big white spot / written and composed by Frank J. Gurney.

Alternate Title(s)

: Dark night, always was a loo-loo. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) There's a story going 'round, where e'er a coon is found. [first line]

Creator(s)

: Gurney, Frank J. -- Composer
Gurney, Frank J. -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Irwin, Flora, 1858 or 9-1930 -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1895]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 36 cm.

Notes

: Cover illustration shows a stereotyped drawing of an African American made to look like a person in blackface, a white spot on his left cheek, wearing a top hat, dressed in jacket with a tie and striped pants, and 3 dice at his feet. Note 2.) On cover: Sung with great success by Miss Flo. Irwin, in "Gentleman Joe" Co. Also introduced with great success in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, Cal. Sung in all the leading comedies. Note 3.) Text of song refers to Hoodoo.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1895

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1255273

Record ID

: 463730

Digital Item Published

: 8-12-2009; updated 3-25-2011

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