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Topsy's in town / words by Al. Trahern ; music by Warner Crosby.
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Topsy's in town / words by Al. Trahern ; music by Warner Crosby.  [Coons are excited 'bout a gal from Mobile, she just arrived ...] ([c1899])

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Image Title

:  Topsy's in town / words by Al. Trahern ; music by Warner Crosby.

Alternate Title(s)

: Coons are excited 'bout a gal from Mobile, she just arrived the other day. [first line of song] Title 2.) She is a lady she is a queen she reigns supreme. [first line of chorus]

Creator(s)

: Parker, Frank -- Cover designer
Crosby, Warner -- Composer
Trahern, Al -- Lyricist

Published Date

: [c1899]

Specific Material Type

: music

Item Physical Description

: 4 p. ; 35 cm.

Notes

: Cover design by Frank Parker includes drawing of a woman with a hat. Note 2.) Published as the Sunday Wolrd Music Album; supplement to the New York World. Sunday, Dec. 17, 1899. Note 3.) Song begins with 16 measures of piano music labeled Cake-walk. Note 4.) Pages 5-6 also contains voice-only music and text for the songs "The Tottenham toreador" by Edward Kent (p. 5) and "The village wedding" by A.E. Lawrence and Geo. Lester. Note 5.) Summary: Using stereotyped language and terms, the narrator describes Topsy, a well-bred African American woman.

Source

: American popular songs. / Sheet music, 1899

Location

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

Digital ID

: 1256638

Record ID

: 609602

Digital Item Published

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

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