Minstrel Banjo

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Can anyone tell me who wrote Old King Crow, and what Minstrel group(s) performed it?

I'm trying to pin down the use of the song geographically (in Virginia).


Greg Starbuck

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The song was written by A. F. Winnemore and published in 1847. It was performed by the Virginia Minstrels. You can find the sheet music on the Library of Congress - Music for the Nation: American Sheet Music site.

Chris Ownby
Thanks Chris
Since this song is in the Briggs Banjo Instructor, I would consider it fair game for anywhere minstrelsy was popular, in the right time frame.

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