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Source:   Sheet music, 1897


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Can't bring him back / words and music by King Kollins.
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Image ID: 1165467

Can't bring him back / words and music by King Kollins.  [Can't bring him back, can't bring him back. [first line of c...] ([c1897])

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Image Title

:  Can't bring him back / words and music by King Kollins.

Alternate Title(s)

: Can't bring him back, can't bring him back. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) Ma real thing's gone adn left me he thinks I trowed him down. [first line]

Creator(s)

: Kollins, King -- Composer
Kollins, King -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Irwin, May, 1862-1938 -- Singer
Hoffmann, Max, 1873-1963 -- Arranger

Published Date

: [c1897]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

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

Notes

: Descriptive subtitle on cover: A coon delusion. Note 2.) On cover: Introduced by Miss May Irwin, in the "Sweet Miss Fitzwell" Co. Note 3.) Summary: In stereotyped African American dialect and humor, a woman explains her man has gone away and befriended another woman, so that he won't be returning; he reportedly fled to Canada where he became mayor of a town, but fled when he heard detectives were coming to meet him.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1897

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1165467

Record ID

: 464412

Digital Item Published

: 4-27-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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