I May Be Crazy, But I Ain't No Fool
sheet music / Bert Williams / 1904
"George Walker and Egbert Austin Williams were a vaudeville comedy team and
had one of the most renowned and successful stage partnerships in American
theatrical history. They decided to team up when they met in San Francisco
in the early 1890's. Williams and Walker pioneered a new kind of 'Black'
humor and eventually developed their own company. With musical shows such
as Clorindy, the Origin of the Cakewalk, Sons of Ham, and In Dahomey,
they opened the door for other African-American actors, singers, dancers,
and musicians, and redefined the boundaries of legitimate Negro Theater.
Some of the songs Williams and Walker made famous are: 'I'm a Jonah Man,'
'I May Be Crazy but I Ain't No Fool,' 'I Wants to be a Actor Lady,'
'Miss Hannah from Savannah,' 'Bon Bon Buddy,' and 'Nobody."
Williams & Walker