Cover: the latest coon conquest; Publisher: The Zeno Mauvais Music Company (San Francisco)
Subject Headings (Library of Congress)
Songs -- United States -- 19th Century; Popular Music -- United States
Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries
Is'e done shook my Alabama gal, For Honolulu Lou; My high-toned lady. She is a dream my Southern queen, My Honolulu Lou. She'll soon be mine. I'll leave my Mobile home, To Hawaii I will roam, To wed my Lulu; then we will return. Then I'll show dem coons and wenches style, And grace that is divine, When we both pass down de line.
She is my Honolulu lady; She's ma baby. She has won my heart, this choc'late cullud daisy; She distanced all the white gals and de wenches. She's a Southern dream, my Honolulu lady. She is my Honolulu lady; She's ma baby. She has won my heart, this choc'late cullud daisy; She distanced all the white gals and de wenches. She's a Southern dream, my Honolulu lady.
I went down to a swell coonball last night and took my bride; She set dem crazy. I lead dat colored festival, With Lulu by my side. My love divine. We cut de pigeon wing, De coons did shout and sing, When we did the Honolulu Pasmala. Den we glided by de judge's stand, De coons and wenches sighed When my Lou she took first prize.
The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries.