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When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back / words by Chas. A. Wilson ; music by Leo E. Berliner.
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When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back / words by Chas. A. Wilson ; music by Leo E. Berliner.  [I've no use for you my honey, for you haven't got no money. ...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  When a nigger makes a hundred, ninety-nine goes on his back / words by Chas. A. Wilson ; music by Leo E. Berliner.

Alternate Title(s)

: I've no use for you my honey, for you haven't got no money. [first line of song] Title 2.) Oh, these clothes don't cut no figger. [first line of song]

Creator(s)

: Starmer -- Cover designer
Berliner, Leo E. -- Composer
Wilson, Charles A. -- Lyricist

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 38 cm.

Notes

: Cover design by Starmer includes two caricature drawings: 1) four African American men are seated at a table playing cards; 2) a well-dressed African American man is being yelled at by his wife. Note 2.) On cover: Song with chorus in cake walk tempo. Note 3.) Summary: Using stereotyped language and dialect, an African American woman tells an African American man that he has squandered his money, so he shouldn't come to her for assistance.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256662

Record ID

: 609544

Digital Item Published

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

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