Composer

Will E. Skidmore

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Cover Illustration

Man standing behind pulpit in front of congregation, hiding bottle labeled gin behind his back.

First Line of Song

Father was a deacon in a hard shell church, way down South where I was born

First Line of Chorus

She hollered Brother, if you want to spread joy, just pray for the lights to stay out

Publication Date

1916

Publisher

Kansas City, Mo. : Skidmore Music Co., ; Skidmore Music Co.

Performance Medium

Piano ; Voice

Music Genre

Minstrel

Object Type

text

Format (Original)

1 score ([4] p.) ; 35 cm.

Format (Digital)

PDF

Physical ID#

32278009352794

Digital ID#

009352794-1916

Location of Original

Box 9, Folder 1, Piece 13

Repository

Manuscripts Division, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, e-mail sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Pray for the lights to go out

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