Old Joe Clark, Sheet Music 01


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Old Joe Clark, Sheet Music 01


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in blue ink and pencil on the front side and in pencil on the reverse side. The document is in good physical condition. The dcoument was removed from a bound volume. There is minor fraying along the left edge. The document was laminated. The upper right corner was folded into the laminate. There is minor fraying along the lower edge. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner. There is a a classification note handwritten at the upper right corner. There is a handwritten check mark at the upper right corner. There is an unknown document on the reverse side.


Folk songs, American Marriage -- Songs and music Poverty -- Songs and music Farewells -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Ole Joe Clark. Rock. Rock. Old Joe Clark. Old Joe Clarke


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


Old Joe Clark.

I ain’t got no money Got no place to stay Got no place lay my head while
chickens crowin’ for day Rockup, Rockup ole’ Joe Clark, Rockup, Rock I say,
Rockup, Rockup ole’ Joe Clark, you’d better be a rockin away.

Classification Title

Old Joe Clark, Sheet Music 01

Document Title

Old Joe Clark

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Play-Party and Dance Songs - 86 Randolph, 533 Combs, 223 Sharp, 183

Dimensions - Original

211 mm x 90 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson