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Zip Coon

Creator:
Firth & Hall
Location:
New York, New York
Origin Date:
Unknown
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.083.0348
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Sheet Music

Description

This is a piece of sheet music for the song, “Zip Coon.” The cover features an illustration at the top of a well-dressed African American man and woman sitting together on a bench. She is holding a fan in front of her face and he is looking through a monocle at a pendant she is wearing. “Zip Coon A Popular Negro Song as sung by Mr. Geo. W. Dixon. with great applause” is printed below the illustration. 1 score ([4] p.) For voice and piano. Verses 2-9 printed as text on p. [3]. First line of text: I went down to Sandy hook, toder arter noon. First line of chorus: Old Zip Coon is a very larned sch[o]lar. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.