Albany. Vocal score;Albany : or, dat's de only town looks good to me / words by May Irwin music by Hughie Cannon arr. by Al LaRue
Cannon, Hughie, 1877-1912. “Albany. Vocal score;Albany : or, dat's de only town looks good to me / words by May Irwin music by Hughie Cannon arr. by Al LaRue.” Digital Gallery. BGSU University Libraries, 16 June 2020, digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/collections/item/17163. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.
|Title||Albany. Vocal score;Albany : or, dat's de only town looks good to me / words by May Irwin music by Hughie Cannon arr. by Al LaRue|
|Subject||Musicals -- Excerpts -- Vocal scores with piano|
|Names, Geographical -- Songs and music|
|Irwin, May, 1862-1938 -- Portraits|
|Description||From the musical Mrs. Black is back|
|For voice and piano|
|Caption title: Cover art by Starmer|
|Cover photo of May Irwin|
|Back cover: Excerpt from In the hills of old Carolina|
|Creator||Cannon, Hughie, 1877-1912|
|Source||Sheet Music Collection; Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives; University Libraries; Bowling Green State University|
|Publisher||New York : Chas. K. Harris|
|Contributor||Irwin, May, 1862-1938|
|Alternative Title||Dat's de only town looks good to me;At head of title: May Irwin's big hit in the successful musical comedy Mrs. Black is back; First line of text: I played a three-night stand once upon a time in a town called Albany; Mrs. Black is back (Musical)|
VERSE 01: I played a three-night stand once upon a time,/ In a town called Albany,/ I met a sunburnt maiden and I gave her a ticket free./ Oh, well, she seen dat show,/ I met her den,/ directly after matinee,/ She caught my eye,/ now other towns/ Ain't one, two, six wid me./ We correspond,/ I know she's fond/ Of the letters dat she gets from me/ And when dis season closes/ I'm a going back to Albany.
CHORUS: 'Cause dat's de only town looks good to me,/ It's on de Hudson Riber and de N.Y.C.,/ I'd rather live in dat fine old place,/ Where I know I can see ma baby's face,/ I've been in ev'ry town from A to Z,/ Studied all de maps like A, B, C,/ But dat is de one and only town/ I'm gwine back to Albany.
VERSE 02: I'm gwine to tell you more,/ well, here I am out west,/ In a town called Kankakee,/ Dese E flat burgs and water tanks,/ well, dey never made a hit wid me./ I never did four-flush,/ I'm in a rush,/ Dat gal is waiting now for me,/ She said she'd meet me at de train/ Dat gets dere just afore three,/ I'll feel just right if I land tonight/ In Rochester at half past three,/ I'll catch dat Empire Express train/ A buzzin' back to Albany.
|Original Format||1 score (5 p.) 35 cm|