Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre?

Published by
Salabert, Francis, French, 1884 - 1946
Composed by
Lelievre, Léo, French, 1872 - 1956
Written by
Varna, Henri, French, 1877 - 1969
Illustrated by
Gaudin, Louis, French, 1882 - 1936
Subject of
Baker, Josephine, American, 1906 - 1975
Alex, Joe, Martiniquan, 1891 - 1948
ink on paper
H x W (Image): 10 11/16 × 6 3/4 in. (27.1 × 17.1 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 16 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (41.9 × 31.8 cm)
Song sheet for Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre? performed by Josephine Baker
A song sheet titled, "Voulez-vous de la Canne à Sucre?" performed by Josephine Baker and Joe Alex. The song sheet is framed in a silver frame with white matting. The sheet features and illustration of Josephine Baker in costume. She is depicted with her body towards the left of the frame and her head facing the right looking down at a cheetah perched on its hind legs behind her. The artist's mark [Zig / 30] is next to the cheetah's back. French text throughout the sheet reads: [MM. Dufrenne et Varna présentent “Paris Qui Remue” / Revue de MM. H. Varna, L. Lelièvre et Earl Leslie au Casino De Paris / Voulez -Vous de la Canne à Sucre? / (En voulez-vous de la canne !!!) / Fox One Step / chante par / Joséphine Baker et Joe Alex / Por Piano et Chat / 6 fr. / Parole de Léo Lelièvre et Henri Varna / Musique de Paddy / Éditions Francis Salabert / Vente en Gros : / 22, Rue Chauchat, 22 –Paris – 9e / 14, Rue de Loxum Bruxelles]. The back of the frame has an alphanumeric inscription.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Place depicted
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Brussels, Belgium, Europe
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Harlem Renaissance (New Negro Movement)
sheet music
Jazz (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and National Portrait Gallery, Gift from Jean-Claude Baker
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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