Sheet Music, 1910-1919

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ISBN

MUM00682, 0510

Description

Cover: a caricature of an orchestra; [3 identical copies]; Publisher: Waterson Berlin and Snyder Co. (New York)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

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

Relational Format

music score

Original Format

scores

Original Collection

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

Lyrics

Lyrics:
First verse
It was down in Tennessee That the Jazzy melody, Originaed then waited for popularity; Now in ev'ry cabaret, It's the only thing they play, I love to hear it, must be near it; That's why I say:
Chorus
Take me to the Land of Jazz, Le me hear the kind of blues that Memphis has; I want to step, To a tune that's full of ginger and pep; Pick em up and lay em down, Learn to do the Raz-ma-taz, Let me give you a warning, We won't get home until morning; Cause ev'rybody's full of Jazzbo; In the lovin' Land of Jazz. Take me to the Land of Jazz, Le me hear the kind of blues that Memphis has; I want to step, To a tune that's full of ginger and pep; Pick em up and lay em down, Learn to do the Raz-ma-taz, Let me give you a warning, We won't get home until morning; Cause ev'rybody's full of Jazzbo; In the lovin' Land of Jazz.
Second verse
There is music in each breeze Even trombones grow on Trees, You hear em moaning and groaning their tuneful harmonies; Ev'ry cotton planter's son, When he meets his lovin' hon, Is simply pestered and requested; To join the fun.
(Chorus)

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.

Take Me to the Land of Jazz / music by Pete Wendling; words by Bert Kalmar and Edgar Lelie

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