| Composer:|| Skidmore, Will E. |
|Lyrics:||Father was a deacon in a hard shell church (first line of text)|
She hollered brother, if you want to spread joy (first line of chorus)
| Tunnah, Renton|
Turpin, Guy E.
De Bell, Eugene
Al. G. Fields Minstrels
Tingle Titus Printing Co.
|Publisher:||Jos. W. Stern & Co., exclusive selling agents|
|Description:||Pray for the lights to go out : a Negro shouting song / words and music by Tunnah and Skidmore.|
For voice and piano.
First line of text: Father was a deacon in a hard shell church.
First line of chorus: She hollered brother, if you want to spread joy.
Color cover ill.: Aged African American minister at a podium a chicken at his feet, gin bottle in back pocket, African American couples in pews by Guy E. Turpin. Photos of Tunnah, Skidmore and Eugene De Bell (of Al G. Fields Minstrels) in blackface.
Price: 50 cents.
Ads for other song titles on back cover.
At bottom of back cover: Tingle-Titus Printing Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Includes variant cover with photo of different performer: Cover 1, Eugene De Bell (of Al G. Fields Minstrels)), image 1; Cover 2, Dot Barnett, image 5.
|Format:||1 score (2 p.) : col. ill., ports. ; 35 cm.|
|Subjects:||Songs with piano|
African Americans--Songs and music
|Copyright:||Permissions/Copyright Statement for Sheet Music|
|OCLC Record ID:||51757668|| Click to view images:|