George Washington Johnson: The Laughing Song | Song-Factsheet

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Song «The Laughing Song» von George Washington Johnson.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1893 (Zylinder)
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Genre: Traditionalpop - Varieteepop - Coonsong

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Dies ist eine der ersten Aufnahmen eines Afroamerikaners.
Zylinderaufnahmen, die Kommerziell angeboten wurden, mussten repliziert werden. Anfangs konnte man von einem Edison-Zylinder nur etwa 10 Kopien anfertigen, später konnte man mit einem Pantograph System 150 Kopien herstellen. Die Aufgenommenen Künstler*innen mussten ein Lid daher duzende oder hundert mal singen, um der Nachfrage gerecht zu werden.

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George Washington Johnson

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As I was coming around the corner i heard some people say. Here comes the dandy darkie here he comes this way. His heel is like a snow plod his youth is like a trap and when he opens it gently you will see a fearful gap and then I laughed (Laughter) I could not help from laughin' (Laughter) I could help from laughin' (Laughter) Oh is mother was a princess his father was a prince. And he'd be the Apple of their eye if he hadn't' been a quince. He be the king of Africa and the sweet by and by and when I heard him say it i laughed until I cried and then I laughed (Laughter) I could not help from laughin' (Laughter) I could help from laughin' An a actor came to see me about a week ago he said to me come sing a song down at our little show. And when he told me about the scenes so nice and so complete. I could not stop my laughin' from my head down to my feet. And then I laughed (Laughter) I could not help from laughin' (Laughter) I could help from laughin' So now mi kind friends just listen to what I'm going to say. Lyricsvault.net, search and browse thousands of song lyrics as from 1900! I've tried my best to please you in my simple little way. Now whether you think it's funny or quite a bit of chaff. Why all I'm going to do is give this little laugh. And then I laughed (Laughter) I could not help from laughin' (Laughter) I could help from laughin' (Laughter) And then I laughed (Laughter) I could not help from laughin' (Laughter) I could help from laughin' (Laughter) Read more: https://www.lyricsvault.net/php/artist.php?s=52116#ixzz7enIsm6ct