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When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C / words and music by Harry Von Tilzer.
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When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C / words and music by Harry Von Tilzer.  [Ho, ho, ho, ho! You ought to hear her sing. [first line of c...] ([c1899])


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Image Title

:  When Susan Thompson tries to reach high C / words and music by Harry Von Tilzer.

Alternate Title(s)

: Ho, ho, ho, ho! You ought to hear her sing. [first line of chorus] Title 2.) Susan Thompson went to see a colored show one night. [first line of song]

Creator(s)

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

Additional Name(s)

: Raymond, Lizzie B. -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Notes

: Cover design includes drawing of a woman singing while holding music. Note 2.) On cover: Sung in New York and London by Lizzie B. Raymond. Cover includes photograph of Lizze B. Raymond. Note 3.) Published as the musical suppelement to the New York Journal and Advertiser. Oct. 22, 1899. Note 4.) Summary: Susan Thompson, apparently an African American woman, goes to see a show, when another African American suggests she sing; she thinks she does well, but others realize that her voice is so bad it's entertaining.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256672

Record ID

: 609554

Digital Item Published

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

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