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Pray for the lights to go out : a Negro shouting song
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)
Contributors:
Tunnah, Renton
Turpin, Guy E.
De Bell, Eugene
Al. G. Fields Minstrels
Tingle Titus Printing Co.
Publisher:Jos. W. Stern & Co., exclusive selling agents
Publication Date:1916
Description:Pray for the lights to go out : a Negro shouting song / words and music by Tunnah and Skidmore.
For voice and piano.
Cover title.
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
Humorous songs
African Americans
Religious services
Composers
Entertainers
Covers (Illustration)
Portraits
Copyright:Permissions/Copyright Statement for Sheet Music
Digital ID:dpl-hac-11962.dc
OCLC Record ID:51757668
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