Sheet Music, 1910-1919


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MUM00682, 0207


Cover: drawing of an African American male on his knees, pleading to an African American female; photo inset of the Duncan Sisters; Publisher: Harry von Tilzer Music Publishing Co. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Songs -- United States -- 20th Century; Popular Music -- United States

Relational Format

music score

Original Format


Original Collection

Sheldon Harris Collection (MUM00682), Archives and Special Collections, University of Mississippi Libraries


First verse
Ain't no use a sighing, Ain't no use a crying, Ain't no use a pleading you see because I'm through I'm through with you, And I'm on my way Ainnn't no use a moaning, Ain't no use a groaning, Ain't no use a gighting with me, Because I'm going away, Yes I'm leaving today, You hear me say, Not ime to lose I had to choose, here comes my man, So goodbye blues.
I ainten goten no time to have the blue-oo-oo-oos No how I'se goten another daddy now sweet Papa Oh Papa I'm in love I ainten goten no time for mournful new-oo-oo-oos, I never knew, never knew, What a certain kind of lugadove could do, oh daddy, When you throw your arms around me oh daddy, Ain't I awful glad you found me, When you start to love you sure know how I vow right now, I ainten goten no time to have the blue-oo-oo-oos today I'm just going' to live and love my life away, Sweet papa I'll say.
Second verse
Ain't no use a grieving, You know why I'm leaving, Couldn't live on one kiss day I want that love I'm dreaming of, My dreams comin' true Ain't no use a scolding, Ain't no use a holding, Ain't no chance a makin' me stay, My love is not for you, You're an icicle too, You make me blue, No time to sigh I had to cry, here comes my man, I'll say goodbye.

Content Disclaimer

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.

I Ain't'en Got'en No Time to Have the Blues / music by Harry von Tilzer; words by Andrew B. Sterling



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