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Ain't dat a shame

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Ain't dat a shame
Additional title: Ain't dat a shame, a measly shame. [first line of chorus]
Additional title: One dark and stormy night, the rain was falling fast. [first line]
Hennessey, Goosie (Dedicatee)
Gardner, Jack (Singer)
Queen, John (Lyricist)
Wilson, Walter (Composer)

American popular songs

Sheet music, 1901

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901
Place: New York ; Chicago ; London
Publisher: Howley, Haviland & Dresser ; Maurice Richmond Music Co. Inc.
Library locations
Music Division
African Americans
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal conflict
Content: Dedication on cover: To my niece - Miss Goosie Hennessey.
Content: On cover: An African American man with his hand in pocket. [caricature]
Content: On cover: Jack Gardner.
Statement of responsibility: words by John Queen ; music by Walter Wilson.
Date: Copyright date: 1901
Physical Description
Extent: 1 score (6 p.) ; 34 cm.
Type of Resource
Notated music
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9111bc80-c597-012f-d213-58d385a7bc34
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

  • 1901: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ain't dat a shame" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8c73c0e3-b1e3-22b7-e040-e00a18061874

Chicago/Turabian Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. "Ain't dat a shame" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 5, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8c73c0e3-b1e3-22b7-e040-e00a18061874

APA Format

Music Division, The New York Public Library. (1901). Ain't dat a shame Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/8c73c0e3-b1e3-22b7-e040-e00a18061874

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Ain't dat a shame