Early American Sheet Music: Its Lure and Its Lore, 1768-1889

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Tobacco Items

* LIGHT CIGAR, THE. Atwill. New York. [n. d.] Song and Trio. Written and arranged by L. Devereaux. New York. Price 75 Cents. Lith: J. H. Bufford. N. Y. [n. art.] 8 pp., pp. 2 and 8 blank.

Illustration: Three men with cigars sitting at table, each has a glass of punch from punch bowl. Sign at edge of table: Atwill Music Publisher. Names under figures: Mr. Harley; Mr. Mathews; Mr. Liston.

MY LAST CIGAR. Firth, Pond & Co. New York. 1854 (See under "College Songs.")

PIPE DE TABAC, LA. J. Hewitt. New York. [ca. 1801-1810] A Favorite song. With the French and English Words. Pr. 25 cents. [4] pp., pp. 1 and 4 blank.

* SMOKING SWELL, THE. J. C. Groene & Co. Cincinnati. 1883 Words & music by McCabe & Young, The famous neat song & dance clogists [sic]. At head of title: Respectfully Dedicated To Billy Kersands . Figure 4 in six pointed star. 6 pp., adv. on p. 6.

Illustration: At head of title--to left: oval bust of "McCabe" in black face; to right: oval bust of "Young," also in black face. Wearing clothes of the 1880's and top hats. In center: figures of two colored swells holding lighted cigars in one hand and cane in the other, and exhaling clouds of tobacco smoke.

* SNUFFS-PUFFS-CHAWS. C. Holt Jr. New York. 1848 Music Harmonised with Piano Forte accompaniment by Jacob of The Orphean Family, And sung by the Orpbeans. At head of title: "Tobacco Trio." Price 25 Cts. nett. Lith: J. H. Bufford. 6 pp., pp. 2 and 6 blank.

Illustration: Three figures. Left to right, man in topcoat holding cane pointing upward in right hand, cigar in left. Balloon reading "She snuffs" emanating from mouth. Name "Sammivel" underneath. Girl in center, facing left. Balloon reading "He puffs" emanating from mouth. Name "Jemima" underneath. Gentleman in full dress coat, striped trousers, beaver hat and cane, holding up plug of tobacco in right hand. Balloon reading "I chaws" emanating from mouth. Name "Jonathan" underneath.

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