Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    She wore a yellow ribbon AFS 3822 A1 is incomplete; AFS 3833 A2 is a complete version of the song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music...
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Dogs An old Barbary Coast song. Begins on AFS 3821 A3 and is continued on AFS 3821 B3. Contains mild sexual innuendo. Introduction by Sidney Robertson Cowell mentions Byron Coffin, Jr., the son of the performers, who was on the WPA California Folk Music Project staff. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano; and Sidney Robertson Cowell, narration. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell...
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Bryon H. - Coffin, Byron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    A garland of old fashioned roses [textual transcription].
    A garland of old fashioned roses, Sweetheart, I bring to you
    Fragment of textual song transcription. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    I'm glad my wife's in Europe [textual transcription].
    I'm glad my wife's in Europe
    Textual song transcription. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Comments on the Irish American rag [textual transcription]. Textual transcription of narrative of Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., introducing the Irish American rag. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    The Lyre bird and the jay [textual transcription].
    "How do you do? How do you do," said the lyre bird.
    Textual song transcription. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Molly dear [textual transcription and notes].
    We'll go roaming in the gloaming | Molly dear, no, don't be sighing
    Textual song transcription and transcript of conversation between Mrs. Coffin and Sidney Robertson Cowell taken from recording. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    My father and mother were Irish [textual transcription].
    My father and mother were Irish
    Textual song transcription. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    My gal Sal [textual transcription].
    They call her frivolous Sal | Everything is over and I'm feeling sad
    Textual song transcription. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Comments made by Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., regarding ragtime performances in vaudeville [textual transcription]. Textual transcription of narrative of Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., talking about "Sleep, baby, sleep," "Popularity," "Swingtime in Springtime," and "Dardanella." In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939

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  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Snooky-oo-kums [textual transcription].
    All day long he calls her snooky-oo-kums, snooky-oo-kums
    Textual song transcription. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Old Sam Finley [textual and melodic transcriptions].
    Old Sam Finley had a pig uh-hum
    Three textual and one melodic song transcriptions. In English.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl
    • Date: 1939

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  • Audio Recording
    Old Sam Finley had a pig Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    My father and mother were Irish
    My mother and father were Irish
    Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    My gal Sal Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Bryon H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    The Lyre bird and the jay Dust jacket notes: "From 'Hanky Panky.'" Byron Coffin, Jr., vocals and Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano and vocals. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939,...
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Byron - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    I'm glad my wife's in Europe World War I song. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda,...
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Snooky-vo-kums
    Snooky-oo-kums
    Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    The Candy girl and Margy Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Bryon H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Casey Jones Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Bryon H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Virginia Barbary Coast song. Includes narrative by Byron Coffin, Sr. about performing this song on the Barbary Coast. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and narration; Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes,...
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Bryon H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Molly dear Includes discussion of a Pawnee medicine show and Barbary Coast performer Billy Banks.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    A garland of old fashioned roses Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., vocals and piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Irish American rag Barbary Coast ragtime piano tune. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Sleep, baby, sleep and Dardenella Includes discussion of Barbary Coast piano tunes by Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Molly dear "Molly dear" played in ragtime. Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., piano and narration. Recorded by Sidney Robertson Cowell in Alameda, California on April 6, 1939. Forms part of a group of field materials documenting Byron Coffin, Sr., Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr., and Byron Coffin, Jr. performing Barbary Coast tunes, American popular songs, and ragtime music on April 6, 1939, collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell in...
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Popularity Includes discussion of song by Mrs. Byron Coffin, Sr.
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Blyler, James - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939
  • Audio Recording
    Comments on Byron Coffin's Barbary Coast performance career Mrs. Byron Coffin comments on Byron Coffin's stage nickname "Casey Jones."
    • Contributor: Coffin, Ada Pearl - Coffin, Bryon H. - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
    • Date: 1939