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Wow, wow, wow, I ain't got no friends or family now

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Title
Wow, wow, wow, I ain't got no friends or family now
Additional title: I ain't got no friends or family now wow, wow, wow, wow. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: I used to love a darkey by the christian name of Sam. [first line of song]
Names
Herrmann, George (Lyricist)
Ward, Chas. B. (Composer)
Dupre, Janet (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: Chas. B. Ward Music Publishing Co.
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
Separation (Psychology)
African American men
Older African American women
Humorous songs
Man-woman relationships
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator, an African American woman, describes meeting Sam and going for a date; she entrusts money to Sam, but he runs away and leaves her penniless.
Content: Cover includes photograph of Janet Dupre with the caption: Introduced by Janet Dupre.
Content: Dealer's stamp on p. 3: E. Rueffer, music publisher, importer of and dealer in musical merchandise, no. 109 First Avenue, between 6th and 7th Streets, New York.
Statement of responsibility: words by George Herrmann ; music by Chas. B. Ward.
Physical Description
Extent: 6 p. ; 36 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ddd7d360-c595-012f-8045-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1899: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Wow, wow, wow, I ain't got no friends or family now" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef43-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Wow, wow, wow, I ain't got no friends or family now" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 8, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef43-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899). Wow, wow, wow, I ain't got no friends or family now Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef43-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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