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Swing 'round and let her flicker / words and music by Carl P. Dietz.
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Swing 'round and let her flicker / words and music by Carl P. Dietz.  [Come ladies, come gen'lmen, and all you fellow citizens. [fi...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  Swing 'round and let her flicker / words and music by Carl P. Dietz.

Alternate Title(s)

: Come ladies, come gen'lmen, and all you fellow citizens. [first line of song] Title 2.) Swing around and let her flicker, can't fool dis peski nigger. [first line of chorus] Title 3.) Swinger arounder rounder anda leter reter flicker ricker. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Dietz, Carl P. -- Lyricist
Dietz, Carl P. -- Composer

Additional Name(s)

: Wade, T. Addison -- Singer

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 6 p. ; 36 cm.

Notes

: On cover: Sung with great success by T. Addison Wade, character song impersonator. Cover includes photograph of T. Addison Wade. Note 2.) On cover: The first and only original song published in "scrap iron time." Chorus includes alternative text whose scansion is continuous eighth notes. Note 3.) Summary: Using stereotyped language, An African American encourages attendance at the night's festival; he warns against violence for people to stay away from Ophelia Noonin' for she is his girlfriend; the chorus describes the frenzy during dancing.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256622

Record ID

: 609586

Digital Item Published

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

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