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Title
You ain't the man I thought you was
Additional title: I'm as gentle and as loving as can be. [first line of song]
Additional title: You aint' de man a dat I thought you was. [first line of chorus]
Names
Sully, Lew (Lyricist)
Sully, Lew (Composer)
Dockstader, Lew. (1856-1924) (Singer)
Collection

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1899

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1899
Date Issued: 1899
Place: New York
Publisher: W.B. Gray
Library locations
Music Division
Topics
Songs
African American men
Older African American women
Quarreling
Finance, Personal
Genres
Scores
Notes
Content: Descriptive subtitle on cover and below caption title: Negro song and chorus.
Content: Summary: Using stereotyped language, the narrator, an African American woman, describes herself as gentle except when she loses her temper; an example was when her husband married her and she discovered that he had no money; she told him to go away.
Content: On cover: Lew. Dockstader's latest big hit. Cover includes photograph of Lew. Dockstader.
Statement of responsibility: words and music by Lew. Sully.
Physical Description
Extent: 8 p. ; 35 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Languages
English
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e0005020-c595-012f-7762-58d385a7bc34
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. "You ain't the man I thought you was" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1899 - 1899. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef46-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "You ain't the man I thought you was" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 28, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef46-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1899 - 1899). You ain't the man I thought you was Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47df-ef46-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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You ain't the man I thought you was