Cover: photo of Charley Case, a Caucasian male in blackface; Musical Supplement of the Sunday Examiner; Publisher: Charley Case
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
If you'll give me your attention now, a few things I'll relate They're all about the papers of the day, They have grown to such a number that they're found in ev'ry State And in the foreign countries far away You'll find them in the mansion, you will find them in the hut, You will find them in the country everywhere, You may search the lowest valley, you may climb the mountain's high top, And you'll find that there are papers even there
My sist'r Julie had a fellow and he was an aeronaut, One day he took her up in a balloon, When he put his arm around her waist the blushes then were brought While he and Julie circl'd around the moon Now Julie was in Heaven while he told her lots of taff', for he knew there're no reporters in the air, So he kiss'd her and caress'd her, and then to his bosom press'd her, And it shows the press was represented there
And one day my sister Julie strolled through a vacant lot, Dress'd in her Sunday go-to-meeting clothes, But she didn't see the Billie Goat there grazing on the spot So when she stoop'd to pluck a little rose But Billie saw my sister and he lower'd down his head, And, oh! then she went a flying through the air, In the hustle and the tussel, you could hear her bustle rustle, And it shows tht there were papers even there
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.