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Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate / words and music by Sam. E. Allen.
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Image ID: 1165478

Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate / words and music by Sam. E. Allen.  [Niggars will all hab to stay down heah. [first line of choru...] ([c1897])

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Image Title

:  Dar's a Padlock on de Golden Gate / words and music by Sam. E. Allen.

Alternate Title(s)

: Niggars will all hab to stay down heah. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) When a coon of occupation sought to reach de heabenly nation. [first line]

Creator

: Allen, Sam. E. -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Wall, Stephen A. -- Arranger
Patterson, Kerr -- Dedicatee
Allen, Sam. E. -- Lyricist

Published Date

: [c1897]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

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

Notes

: Cover drawing shows two stone columns between which is a metal gate with an enlarged padlock. Note 2.) Dealer's stamp on cover at top right: R. S. Gutman, manufacturer & importer of musical instrumetns, strings, &c., no. 3 Ave A corner firs, near Houston St., New York. Note 3.) Summary: In stereotyped ethnic language, the narrator describes a black man who goes to heaven but finds the "golden gate" locked; he comes back down to earth to tell his fellow congregation, who are upset about the situation; they resolve to steal the padlock from the gate. Note 4.) Dedication above caption title: Inscribed to my friend ex judge Kerr Paterson [i.e. Patterson], N.J.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1897

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1165478

Record ID

: 464423

Digital Item Published

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

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