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Thread #86606   Message #1612511
Posted By: Jim Dixon
23-Nov-05 - 10:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sing Song Girl
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sing Song Girl
Indiana University Sheet Music Collections lists two songs with very similar titles. I can't tell which of these is the one R. Crumb performed, but they have online images of the sheet music for #2, so you might be able to figure it out.

1. Title: SING SONG GIRL
Title: LITTLE YELLA CINDERELLA
Composer: Hanley, James F. (James Frederick), 1892-1942
Lyricist: McCarthy, Joseph, 1885-1943
Publisher: Red Star Music Co. Inc.
Place of publication: New York
Date of publication: 1930
Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 104 Item: 022
Performance Medium: Piano and Voice (with lyrics)
First Line: In a little Chinee josshouse way downtown, where pigtails
Chorus First Line: My sing song girl, my little yella Cinderella
Artist: Van Doorn Morgan
Subject term: Popular song
Subject term: Chinese/Japanese/Hong Kong

2. Title: MY SING SONG GIRL
Composer: Hubbell, Raymond
Lyricist: Burnside, R. H., 1870-1952
Publisher: R.H. Burnside and Raymond Hubbell
Place of publication: New York
Date of publication: 1919
Call Number: M1 .D48 Box: 103 Item: 065
Performance Medium: Piano and Voice (with lyrics)
Larger Work: Happy days
First Line: Sing Song Lee was a cute chinee, and she worked
Chorus First Line: My sing song girl (pletty sing pletty song likkee Sing Song)
Subject term: Popular song
Subject term: Chinese/Japanese/Hong Kong