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All I wants is ma chickens / words and music by Deas and Wilson.
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All I wants is ma chickens / words and music by Deas and Wilson.  [All I wants is ma chickens, my Shanghai chickens [First line...] (1899)

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Image Title

:  All I wants is ma chickens / words and music by Deas and Wilson.

Alternate Title(s)

: All I wants is ma chickens, my Shanghai chickens [First line of chorus] Title 2.) It was 'way down home in South Caroline, Jasper Smith kept a farm so fine [First line of song]

Creator(s)

: Wilson -- Composer
Deas, Lawrence -- Lyricist
Deas, Lawrence -- Composer
Wilson -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: McIntosh, Tom, Mrs. -- Singer

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 8 p. ; 33 cm.

Notes

: Cover design depicts African-American man, possibly the thief of the song, walking out of a barn holding two chickens with two chickens walking around him, on a blue background. Note 2.) Cover design includes photograph of "The famous contralto Mrs. Tom McIntosh." Note 3.) On cover: The great chicken song!! A great cackling coon song.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256092

Record ID

: 608867

Digital Item Published

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

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