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Title
The luckiest coon in town
Additional title: Have you heard about the lucky coon came to town one day in June [First line of song]
Additional title: I got a place to eat I got a place to sleep I got a plenty good clothes to wear [First line of chorus]
Names
Cole, Bob, 1868-1911 (Composer)
Cole, Bob, 1868-1911 (Lyricist)
Johnson, Billy, 1858-1916 (Composer)
Johnson, Billy, 1858-1916 (Lyricist)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American men
Rich people
Contentment
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Second smaller illustration in bottom right-hand of cover is of a split watermelon with 2 straight razors labeled with Cole and Johnson laying on top of the melo and a bottle of gin sitting next to it. A small chicken head is seen peaking over the watermelon.
Content: On cover: sung by Cole and Johnson at the N.Y. Casino Roof Garden in thier comic skit "Coontown Society."
Content: Cover illustration features an African American man wearing a top hat with bills in one hand and poker chips in the other.
Content: Photograph of Cole & Johnson on cover.
Statement of responsibility: by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson.
Date: Copyright date: 1899
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 33 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d6d7010-c595-012f-40a3-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1868: Creator Born
  • 1899: Issued
  • 1911: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The luckiest coon in town" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "The luckiest coon in town" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 28, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). The luckiest coon in town Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-eb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The luckiest coon in town