Sheet Music, 1920-1929


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MUM00682, 0489


"An Ebony Jazz Tune" (Cover). Key of Bb. Cover: a caricature of a man running; [Back page missing]; Publisher: Leo Feist Inc. (New York); Also includes Dusting the Keys (J. Edward Killalea and Edward B. Claypoole) and River Shannon Moon (Walter Wallace Smith)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

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

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Original Collection

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


First verse
My gal and I, we had a fight And I'm all by myself, I guess she thinks, now that she's gone, I'll lay right on the shelf; I'm gonna show her she's all wrong, No lonesome stuff for mine, I won't sit home, all alone, She'll soon find that I'm:
Runnin' wild, lost control, Runnin wild, Mighty bold, Feelin' gay, reckless too, Care free mind all the time, never blue; Always goin' don't know where, always showing', [Chorus continues onto next (missing) page]
Second verse
When I first met that gal of mine, It seemed just like a dream, But when she tho't she had me right She started actin' mean; Like Mary led her little lamb She led me all the time, Until the worm had to turn, That's the reason I'm:

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Runnin' Wild / music by Harrington Harris; words by Joe Grey and Leo Wood



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