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

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Overture to Words and Music xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • First Editions xxiii
  • Part I Classified Listing of Early American Sheet Music xxxi
  • Presidents of the United States (1789-1941) 1
  • Music of the American Revolution (hostilities 1775-1783) 7
  • Early Music (1788-1810) 11
  • Early Patriotic and Historical Items (not Connected with Any War) 15
  • Yankee Doodle (in Chronological Order) 17
  • Hail Columbia (president's March) 21
  • Adams and Liberty ("Anacreon" Tune) 23
  • Undeclared War with France (hostilities 1798-1800) 24
  • George Washington 26
  • War with Tripoli (hostilities 1801-1805) 28
  • Early Indian Items 29
  • Early Negro Songs 30
  • War of 1812 (hostilities 1812-1815) 32
  • Star Spangled Banner (foreword) 34
  • Prior Uses of the "Anacreon" Tune 35
  • Star Spangled Banner Editions (the Imprints Are Given Exactly as Printed, in Each Case) 36
  • Songsters Containing Star Spangled Banner 38
  • Home Sweet Home 39
  • Lafayette 42
  • Military Items 45
  • My Country 'tis of Thee (america) 46
  • Early Comic Songs 47
  • Illustrated Negro Minstrel Songs (of the "Jim Crow" Type) 51
  • Non-Illustrated Negro Minstrel Songs 54
  • Ship Items 55
  • New York City Items 58
  • Political Items 60
  • Tobacco Items 63
  • Temperance Items 65
  • Abolition Items 67
  • Skating Items 68
  • Railroad Items 70
  • Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean 72
  • Indian Items 74
  • Dance Items 76
  • Fire Items 78
  • Mexican War (hostilities 1846-1847) 81
  • Jenny Lind Items 83
  • Early California Imprints 84
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin 85
  • Music Stores (the Name of the Publisher Precedes Each Title) 87
  • Stephen C. Foster First Editions 92
  • Stephen C. Foster Confederate Editions (description Condensed) 96
  • Express Company Items 98
  • College Views (the Name of the College Precedes Each Title) 99
  • College Songs 101
  • Later Comic Items 103
  • Telegraph and Cable Item 104
  • Dixie 105
  • Abraham Lincoln 109
  • Maryland My Maryland 113
  • Civil War Items (hostilities 1861-1865) 115
  • Confederate Items 119
  • Money Items 125
  • Stamp Items 128
  • Oil Items 129
  • Croquet Items 130
  • Trapeze and Aerial Items 131
  • Velocipede Items 132
  • Telephone Item 133
  • Harrigan and Hart Items 134
  • Electricity Item 136
  • Typewriter Item 137
  • Portraits on Music 138
  • Famous Songs (description Condensed) 139
  • Songs of Literary Interest (description Condensed) 156
  • Part II Directory of Early American Music Publishers 164
  • Part III Lithographers and Artists Working on American Sheet Music Before 1870 *
  • Bibliography 258
  • Part IV Illustrations 260
  • Index *
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