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What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price / words and music by Geo. Evans.
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Image ID: 1256661

What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price / words and music by Geo. Evans.  [Ephraim Jones the other nigth went out to shoot some craps. ...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  What's the use of hangin' round when you aint got the price / words and music by Geo. Evans.

Alternate Title(s)

: Ephraim Jones the other nigth went out to shoot some craps. [first line of song] Title 2.) What's de use of hangin' 'round if you ain't got de price. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Evans, George, 1870-1915 -- Composer
Evans, George, 1870-1915 -- Lyricist

Additional Name(s)

: Evans, George, 1870-1915 -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 8 p. ; 35 cm.

Notes

: Cover design contains drawings of flowers and leaves. Note 2.) On cover: Sung by the author Geo. Evans (the honey boy). Cover includes thumbnail photograph of George Evans. Note 3.) Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator describes Ephraim Jones, an African American who loses his money at a crap game; the head of the game asks him to leave; he goes to his girlfriend, but she doesn't want him now that he's lost his money; he goes to a chicken coop but the chickens tell him that if he has no money he should leave; he attempts to kill himself by tieing a rope around his neck to a horse, but is captured by Whitec ....
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Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256661

Record ID

: 609543

Digital Item Published

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

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