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De swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town / words and music by Harry  von Tilzer.
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De swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town / words and music by Harry von Tilzer.  [Dere are coons in every part of dis here country. [first lin...] ([c1897])

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Image Title

:  De swellest ladies' coon in dis yer town / words and music by Harry von Tilzer.

Alternate Title(s)

: Dere are coons in every part of dis here country. [first line] Title 2.) For I'm de swellest ladies coon in dis here town. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946 -- Composer
Von Tilzer, Harry, 1872-1946 -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Primrose, Geo. H. (George H.), b. 1852 -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1897]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.

Notes

: On cover: George H. Primrose's great coon hit. Cover includes portrait photograph of George H. Primrose, and full-length photograph of him in blackface, carrying a walking stick. Note 2.) Summary: In stereotyped language, the narrator describes a convention of African Americans in New York, describing various types, after which he says he's the best of all; others are jealous but they do not compare.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1897

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1165485

Record ID

: 464430

Digital Item Published

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

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