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De Captain of de Coontown Guards / words and music by Dave Reed Jr.
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De Captain of de Coontown Guards / words and music by Dave Reed Jr.  [He is a dandy, handy, sugar-coated swell, a perfect winner. ...] ([c1897])

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Image Title

:  De Captain of de Coontown Guards / words and music by Dave Reed Jr.

Alternate Title(s)

: He is a dandy, handy, sugar-coated swell, a perfect winner. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) Oh, de Coontown Guards came into twon to camp for a week or two. [first line]

Creator(s)

: Reed, David, 1872-1946 -- Lyricist
Reed, David, 1872-1946 -- Composer

Published Date

: [c1897]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

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

Notes

: Cover drawing show a stereotyped image of an African American soldier in front of two tents. One tent has two feet extruding from its bottom. Note 2.) Cover includes an unidentified photograph, probably of Dave Reed Jr. Note 3.) On cover: Another "Leader of Co. B." Comic march song refrain. Note 4.) Summary: In stereotyped ethnic language, the narrator describes an African American regiment that sets up and cleans a camp; the women are attracted to the camp, but the finest of all is the Captain; the women are attracted to him and he like them.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1897

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1165483

Record ID

: 464428

Digital Item Published

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

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