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The luckiest coon in town / by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson.
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Image ID: 1256392

The luckiest coon in town / by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson.  [Have you heard about the lucky coon came to town one day in ...] (1899)

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Image Title

:  The luckiest coon in town / by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson.

Alternate Title(s)

: Have you heard about the lucky coon came to town one day in June [First line of song] Title 2.) I got a place to eat I got a place to sleep I got a plenty good clothes to wear [First line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Cole, Bob, 1868-1911 -- Composer
Johnson, Billy, 1858-1916 -- Lyricist
Johnson, Billy, 1858-1916 -- Composer
Cole, Bob, 1868-1911 -- Lyricist

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 33 cm.

Notes

: Cover illustration features an African American man wearing a top hat with bills in one hand and poker chips in the other. Note 2.) On cover: sung by Cole and Johnson at the N.Y. Casino Roof Garden in thier comic skit "Coontown Society." Note 3.) Photograph of Cole & Johnson on cover. Note 4.) Second smaller illustration in bottom right-hand of cover is of a split watermelon with 2 straight razors labeled with Cole and Johnson laying on top of the melo and a bottle of gin sitting next to it. A small chicken head is seen peaking over the watermelon.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256392

Record ID

: 608568

Digital Item Published

: 6-1-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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