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Title
Laughing song
Additional title: As I was coming 'round the corner I heard some people say. [first line]
Additional title: Then I laugh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. [first line of chorus]
Names
Johnson, George W. (1846-ca. 1910) (Composer)
Johnson, George W. (1846-ca. 1910) (Lyricist)
Johnson, George W. (1846-ca. 1910) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1894

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1894
Date Issued: 1894
Place: New York
Publisher: Ko-la'r
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Poor African Americans
Laughter -- 1800-1899
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: On cover: Copyright 1894 by Geo. W. Johnson, the original whistling coon and laughing darkey. Includes photograph of George W. Johnson.
Content: On cover: Over 50,000 records up to date for phonograph use all over the world.
Content: Photostat of original.
Content: Dealer's stamp on cover at bottom left: William J. A. Lieder, music publisher, near Brooklyn Bridge, 90 92 94 Park Row, New York.
Statement of responsibility: [words and music by Geo. W. Johnson].
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (4 p.) ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5c9be900-c58f-012f-35fb-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1846: Creator Born
  • 1894: Issued
  • 1910: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Laughing song" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1894 - 1894. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-0659-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Laughing song" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 20, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-0659-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1894 - 1894). Laughing song Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47de-0659-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Laughing song