I GOT MINE (COON SONG)

Latest update on 01/04/2016

Artist: Collins & Natus
Author: John Queen/Charlie Cartwell
Label: Monarch
Year: 1902

Arthur Collins & Joe Natus; song with negro lingo used both in vaudeville and in the minstrel show circuit. Sung by whites and blacks (both with blacked-up faces). Reissued on cd Crazy As A Loon - Coon Songs And Darkie Specialities 1897-1910 (Phonozoic). Sheet music first published by Howley, Haviland & Dresser.

Covers:

1924:

Fiddlin' John Carson

1926:

Big Boy George Owens [as The Coon Crap Game]

1926:

Skillet Lickers

1927:

John McGhee

1928:

Frank Stokes

1930:

Barbecue Bob [as The Crap Game; with Charlie Hicks]

1950:

Pink Anderson

1966:

Jim Kweskin

1974:

Roy Book Binder

1976:

Ry Cooder

1977:

Dan Hicks

2008:

Little Pink Anderson

Existed since 1901; written by John Queen (white) from New Orleans. Crap game was prohibited and so everybody split as soon as the heat fell in, in this case leaving a considerable amount of money on the card table, grabbed by the last one to leave; I got mine!

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